Tag Archives: list for living

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 Living review

After a few rather downbeat posts, it’s time to reinvigorate my blog, my attitude, my faithful followers and not least of all, myself! As previous readers will know, I have created a List for Living. I keep it updated, but … Continue reading

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Rusty…

My writing skills… my mental clarity… my English vocabulary… my concentration… my memory… all rather rusty, I’m afraid, after my vacation. Is it the sea water and sunshine perhaps, like an old Fiat car…? Maybe holiday inertia or just being … Continue reading

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Joyeux anniversaire à moi!

I’ve done it! I’ve survived the first year post-allogeneic (unrelated donor) stem cell transplant. That’s really quite something to celebrate, especially as I’ve not just survived, but I’m doing pretty well… you might even say thriving! Thursday 16 May was … Continue reading

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Out of adversity…

“Out of adversity comes opportunity.” – Benjamin Franklin Tuesdays come around each week, regular as clockwork. These days Tuesdays see me going to Derby. Well, it makes a change from weekly visits to clinic… but that was on Thursdays. Anyway, … Continue reading

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Minor scare

For the past couple of weeks, I have been feeling unbelievably tired, constantly, from when I wake up, throughout the day, until I go to bed at night. Additionally, my myeloma middle-back pain seemed to be making its presence known … Continue reading

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“Thou art a boil, a plague sore, an embossed carbuncle in my corrupted blood.”

– William Shakespeare, King Lear Okay, that’s it for the supremely apt (with the corrupted blood and all) highbrow culture… Now let’s get down to the nitty-gritty, lowbrow, down-to-earth, graphic bit… I have a boil on my back. Below are … Continue reading

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