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  • 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: 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: 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: Not for Those With a Weak Stomach

    Here are two cancer stories for today - one from Argentina and one from Scotland. I warn you now, this blog is not for those who are in need of cheering up. I heard today that my sister's very good friend in Argentina, who has been living with cancer for ten years, has her kidney transplant...
  • Blog Post: Parallel Universe

    Parallel Universe I am going to try very hard not to talk about food. I could talk about the the flocks of field fares (not sure how they spell themselves) I saw on our walk, or I could talk about the scent of a pinemartin which the dogs regularly pick up and follow. But who wants to sound like...
  • 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: PDT - Not a silver bullet ...

    PDT - Not a silver bullet ... Just in case my many readers (ha, ha) think I am under the illusion that PDT is a 'cure' for inoperable oesophageal cancer - I do not. The research suggests that it is a useful palliative treatment and it seems to me to be preferable to the alternatives which...
  • Blog Post: Oesophageal Cancer Stage IV - A Good Day!

    Oesophageal Cancer Stage IV - A Good Day! Off with my list (and my husband) to the (new) GP yesterday morning. I run through what, to me, seems the particularly terrible sequence of events. The list is something like the following, with a few addiions on the way as the blood pressure was rising: ...
  • 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...