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My final blog

This is my final blog. It’s not that I’m about to peg out. It’s possible, but unlikely just yet, though it isn’t going to be long. I’d rather finish with a clean ending. My world has rapidly closed in over … Continue reading

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Farewell You Northern Hills…..

I’m in the Lake District! I couldn’t bear the thought of not seeing the mountains one more time, so here we are. Jane and I are here for the week, sharing the first weekend with Alex, Emma and Will (Emma’s … Continue reading

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A day at the Palace

Well, against the odds, I made it to collect my OBE last Friday. It wasn’t until Friday morning that I could be certain I was going to make it. But thanks to the help of a lot of people and … Continue reading

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A new phase…….with a gong!

My disease has moved into a new phase. I suffered pains and sickness just before Christmas, and though I recovered, I’ve had further episodes since. I began a 2nd round of chemo on New Year’s Eve, but that has been … Continue reading

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Post-op 2

It’s now 6 weeks since my latest (and probably last) operation. My recovery has been so much better than last time. Once more, I cannot praise enough the post op recovery staff. As at Leeds in January, the nursing staff … Continue reading

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Decision time

I think I’m normally very good at decision-making. I can weigh up the pros and cons, make a decision, and go with it without fretting about whether or not it’s right or what might have happened had I taken a … Continue reading

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Fells and paths

When I left hospital in January I promised the nursing staff who’d helped me progress from being unable to move to being able to shuffle down the corridor, that before the summer was out I’d hike to the top of … Continue reading

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