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  • Blog Post: The Soup is Off: Time for a Reality Check

    A dose of reality for you today. As if that’s what you need. There are no prizes for guessing which script the director chose – the budget version, of course. Now Our Hero is away, it is time for a 'reality check' and, my goodness, hasn’t reality a habit of creeping up...
  • Blog Post: There's a Vibe ... and there are mice and mavericks and cluster headaches.

    Well, my dear readers, the writer of our script has been throwing in a few more surprises. We will try to keep the tone light: the week begins with Our Hero taking himself off to have his monthly infusion of Mistletoe which is designed to keep the immune system in trim – and we do indeed...
  • Blog Post: A Blog For Carers: The Uninvited Guest

    Hello, my faithful readers. I know there are one or two of you. Are you there? Are you awake? Here is Buzzie's thought for the day - I would like to see if it strikes a chord with other carers ... Do you remember me saying that my husband and I had entered into the parallel universe which...
  • Blog Post: There is a Vibe in the Soup: Part IV

    There’s a Vibe in the Soup: Part IV If you have been holding your breath, you can now let it out. And now breath in ... Out … and … Yes, you have got it . Slippers on. Stoke that fire. The Meddlesome Wife, bereft of her hero, arranges to meet a friend for a walk...
  • Blog Post: A Blog For Carers: There's A Vibe in My Soup

    Blog for Carers II: There is a Vibe in my Soup Are you sitting comfortably? Got the slippers on? The fire crackling in the hearth? Here is a little medical drama for your entertainment – it does have a reasonably happy ending, never fear. I have simplified the story a little – I have...
  • Blog Post: There is a Vibe in this Tart!

    Things are definitely looking up at Cold Comfort Cottage. The snow is melting. The oil and logs have been delivered. The last Christmas presents have also been delivered by previously snow-bound relations (yes - there was another scarf in there). Our Hero has eaten not one, but two (very small...
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  • Blog Post: I have started, so I will continue ...

    I have started, so I will continue ... From my perspective, there is only one great basic certainty about oesophageal cancer: food is life. If my husband can't eat, he will starve. For fellow carers, and those who have eating problems due to cancer, I hope your experience of dieticians has...
  • Blog Post: Doublethink and the Question of Blogs

    With some trepidation, I am putting back my blogs. This is the one that caused the little storm. I have changed six words. Here goes - I will hit the 'paste' button ... The others are coming back, slowly ... I used to be be very cynical about blogs. I used to wonder, who are these people...
  • Blog Post: Stage IV Oesophageal Cancer - Nearly Year 2. Carrying on Blogging.

    St age IV Oesophageal Cancer - Nearly Year 2. Carrying on Blogging. I have been spending some time roaming this site - a return visit after some failures earlier in the year. I know people are communicating with each other out there and I think I have managed to communicate with them ...but...