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True Grit

Thanks for the concern over my chipmunk cheeks (last post). I thought my swollen face might have been an allergic reaction but as it lasted over a week the medics thought not. A GP at my local surgery speculated it … Continue reading

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Swollen face

That’s me that is. I woke up this morning with swollen cheeks and bear a strong resemblance to a chipmunk (not the grime rapper but the North American small squirrel, see left). The weather is lovely but there is no … Continue reading

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Ten is a magic number

Oops! I’m being slothful again. It was actually a fortnight ago – on July 31st, the date of my MRI scan at The Christie in Manchester, when ten figured prominently. On that afternoon, we got the wonderful news that the … Continue reading

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New outlook

Now where were we? That last update may only have been posted eleven days ago but it feels like a long time. We’ve been pretty busy since. My latest batch of everolimus (Afinitor) arrived promptly on the 6th July. I’ve … Continue reading

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Swings and roundabouts

The most profound things in my life that have happened since my last post haven’t happened to me but to others around me. The best was the wonderful news that my mother’s scan showed she is clear of the breast … Continue reading

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Taking time out?

“If you want something done, ask a busy person to do it” – Lucille Ball. I’ve been thinking about that phrase a lot recently – my usual stringent research (i.e., some rapid finger splashing on¬†Google) suggested an attribution to Ball. … Continue reading

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Surprise! Surprise!

Things have been hectic of late so I haven’t had time to post so I am going to try to quickly rattle through an update of my experience with papillary rcc over the past few weeks. We had a lovely … Continue reading

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Tramadol Nights

…and tramadol mornings and tramadol afternoons! It’s time to say hello to the opoids. I’ve been experiencing very uncomfortable levels of pain over the past few weeks and after much dithering and deliberating the counsellor I’ve been seeing at the … Continue reading

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Fighting demons

Snow stopped play. The unseasonable blizzards the UK has experienced over the past week stopped us travelling down to Manchester a few days ago for the fortnightly Thursday¬†catch up. I only have enough pills for another ten days so we … Continue reading

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