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  • Blog Post: Pants

    If I should die unexpectedly - which isn't entirely out of the question, which, I suppose, means it wouldn't really be unexpected, but wotthehell - then please do not judge me too harshly on the evidence of my underwear drawer. I do sometimes fold my pants neatly, but other times I just think...
  • Blog Post: Today was gonna be the day

    It's Monday, it's the 13th, the Olympics are over, and it's raining. Today never stood a chance, really. Still, it might have been improved if the district nurse had managed to come and do my bloods and dressing change ("Which part of 'weekly' do you not understand?"...
  • Blog Post: Bite me

    The past week has somehow managed to be tedious beyond belief and also more-than-verging-on-the-shambolic, in more or less equal measures. I'm sure it ought not to be this difficult to arrange basic, routine medical maintenance; and I'm also certain it shouldn't be up to the patient to do...
  • Blog Post: Being boring

    Here's a mystery. I'm never hungry when I wake up in the morning - that whole "breakfast is the most important meal of the day" thing is quite wasted on me. So why am I always starving when I wake up in the middle of the night? Luckily it turns out that night starvation can be cured...
  • Blog Post: Or emptied some dull opiate to the drains

    I've been hearing how NHS cancer patients can't get the opiates they need, which is all very Bad and Wrong indeed. But I have to admit to having apparently won the postcode lottery here; my doctors love giving me drugs. I have Zoomorph, which sounds to me like a collection of animals all changing...
  • Blog Post: Things can only get better, and if that's not true I don't want to hear about it

    Lord, I thought having a panic attack in a Portakabin was bad enough. Things have been even more exciting since then, with another panic attack taking me to the out-of-hours clinic in Cowley Road; the next day, Bank Holiday Sunday, we went to five chemists and took four hours to get the drugs the doctor...
  • Blog Post: ... and don't let the door hit you on the bum on the way out!

    We still have our Christmas decorations up, because it isn't Twelfth Night until tomorrow. Not that we are superstitious - I mean, we don't believe this stuff, or anything - but there's no point in asking for trouble. Next year maybe we'll rethink this; Christmas decorations after the...
  • Blog Post: Kitty come hooooome!

    Blessed Samhain, everyone! There will be a lovely bonfire tonight. Hurrah! At least, I hope it's hurrah. At the moment we are very worried, as our bad BoyCat stayed out all last night and hasn't reappeared this morning. I hope he's just got shut in somewhere and that whoever owns wherever...