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  • Blog Post: Mother of Mercy, is this the end of Rico?

    http://phoebesmumthinkythoughts.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/mother-of-mercy-is-this-end-of-rico.html
  • Blog Post: The last thing on my mind

    No , Churchill Hospital, please pay attention. This is your arse. This is your elbow. Do you think you can remember that for five minutes together? What have they done this time, do I hear you ask? What they did this time was send me a pre-chemo consultant appointment for 2.50 pm next Tuesday (one...
  • 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: The drugs don't work

    We saw the consultant (or a consultant, at least, I don't think I'd ever seen her before) today. Eventually. There was an hour's wait first. Of course there was. Was it worth the wait? Well, she told me that last week's CT scan showed no improvement in the abdominal growths and,...
  • 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: View from the bedside chair

    [Judy wrote this. She had lots of time for observation and contemplation yesterday. I, at least, had the occasional break. Judy pretty much got to sit for ten hours.] “Arrive early, 9ish, so we can do bloods,” said Dr Khan on the phone. “The radiologist doesn’t work on Friday...
  • Blog Post: No, *this* is your elbow ...

    And another Churchill!fail. Yesterday, you will remember, I didn't get the tummy drain I was promised because I had a radiographer appointment but no bed. And they promised faithfully that they would fit me in tomorrow. Today I had a phone call from Omar, the doctor I spoke to on the chemo ward...
  • Blog Post: Normal service has, unfortunately, been resumed

    Remember how yesterday I blogged in some excitement because the Churchill had managed to do a few things right? Well, scratch that. The doctor who was intelligent enough to come down and find me in the Day Treatment Unit to let me know that he'd booked me a tummy drain rather than trying to phone...
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