Tag Archives: dying

Four years on

As you’ll be aware if you’re a regular reader, there hasn’t been much ‘regular’ reading going on here for some time. But, today is the four year anniversary of my myeloma diagnosis, so it warrants acknowledgement at the very least. … Continue reading

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The sadness of so many losses

I began writing this a couple of months ago but didn’t finish the draft I’d started. Today though I’ve been reminded again of the sadness of loss; it comes and goes with a regular dull rhythm. On this Spring Equinox, … Continue reading

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Why I won’t be getting run over by a bus any time soon!

Originally posted on Wendy's World:
How many times have I heard that I could get run over by a bus any time or other such platitudes about how none of us know when our number is up when I…

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Welcome to the breasts, balls and bone blood gang

We met at a Mindfulness course at the Maggie’s Centre in Nottingham. I will write separately about the course, what I got from it and how I use mindfulness in my life these days – that deserves a whole post … Continue reading

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Mindful dying query

                 While I was on a roll, talking about death and dying, meditation and mindfulness, I have a query that I hope you may be able to help solve. I recall hearing a story or a piece … Continue reading

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A meditative death

I found this post today on the InterDependence Project‘s blog, written by Nancy Thompson, about how Lou Reed died. (The InterDependence Project is a secular Buddhist Centre in New York). I want to share it for anyone else facing their own death … Continue reading

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The grand finale – Part I

If you thought this post is about my own finale, you’d be right. Those of you who hoped it was a teasing headline about something else may be disappointed, but hopefully not saddened. It’s not a gloomy post, I promise, but … Continue reading

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List for jetblackliving…

I’ve recently come across another blog, by Helen Fawkes, a BBC correspondent who is living with a probably terminal third episode of ovarian cancer. Like many of us with cancer, Helen is using the threat of an untimely death to … Continue reading

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The other side of the coin

In my post entitled ‘On living and dying‘ in March this year, I wrote about what living meant for me at that time. The other side of the Living coin is of course, Dying. They’re completely connected and integrated for … Continue reading

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Four months along – update

On Sunday 4 December, it was exactly 4 months after the transplant of my stem cells and I’ve not written anything for a month, so it’s time for an update. You may recall I am on the Myeloma XI trial and … Continue reading

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