Diary Of A Survivor

Awarded Social Care ‘Cancer Blog of the Year! by Global Health and Pharma

A friend calls his diary ‘my dreary’; since he had cancer it now lists hospital appointments instead of parties. Know exactly what he means – so here is my Dreary.

Will you just SHUT UP

Let me be blunt. It's hard enough handling cancer problems, without having to put up with incompetence from bureaucrats.  Paid a fortune, yet they step away from problems without a care for the consequences.  I have been trying to get the anti-covid vaccination since...

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Nicola Sturgeon has a point

When Tony Blair was an aspiring MP, he gave a speech to newspaper Editors about 'photo opportunities'.  Up until that time, no-one had thought much about the science behind these pictures - but he and his team were to suss out every possible advantage to be gained...

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Stop wasting NHS money

Events organisers are back in business, targetting NHS Trusts.  These Trusts are one of the biggest buyers of their services, as most have an unlimited budget for these events, such as the latest entitled New Deal for the NHS. STOP!  WE DON'T need any more New Deals. ...

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I am a Winner

I never win anything - except once at a very smart Ball I won a year's supply of deodorant, my raucous friends thought this very funny,  but I've won nothing meaningful.  Until this Christmas Eve, when Dave our postman called up to me to say he had a special...

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Is the NHS too arrogant to apologise?

Yet another scandal hits the NHS, this time contained in the Cumberlege Report, covering investigations into Primodos, sodium valproate and pelvic mesh, and chaired by Baroness Cumberlege.   Taking its title from The Hippocratic Oath, ... First, Do No Harm - it paints...

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Taking command of our own health

Currently the media is full of comment about relaxing regulations around lockdown. But, if we have successfully self-isolated, and probably developed a new way of life, there is nothing to say we have to revert back to how we were before.  If we are worried about...

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The Indoor Mountain-climbing Club Cartoons

Here is a selection of cartoons I thought appropriate for  members of this exclusive club during Covid-19 Lockdown _ News from a Canadian friend says "got myself a seniors GPS--not only gets me where I want to go- but it also reminds me of why I wanted to go there in...

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Life today

Silly me - it's taken me weeks to realise self-isolation means others protecting me.  And I thought it was to keep me away from infecting them!  One always thinks one is invincible, but I have to realise at 81 with umpteen conditions, I must protect myself. It has...

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