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.

Joined-up care

It looks like the shemozzle over the next NHS pay-rise is over.  Now basic minimum wage will be £8.93 an hour, which is 18p above the living wage of £8.75.  Big deal - can't see that is going to get people flocking to work for the NHS.  This piffling amount has been...

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What a difference a welcome makes

13.2.18 Set off for my very first medical appointments in Oxford, and had a wonderful welcome at both.  First stop was to check in with the Maggie Centre and a meeting to discuss benefits.  In London I qualified for enough of these to cover the cost of a carer;  I...

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I’ve moved

2.2.18 I have news for friends, worried I would find country life boring; it's busy, busy, busy.  Arriving, I am whisked off for lunch, then tea, then get out my diary to fill in future events.  I hadn't  been in Oxfordshire 24 hours but suspect life is going to be...

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My new home

2.2.18 I have news for friends, worried I would find country life boring; it's busy, busy, busy.  Arriving, I am whisked off for lunch, then tea, then get out my diary to fill in future events.  I hadn't  been in Oxfordshire 24 hours but suspect life is going to be...

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BBC shoots itself in the foot!

This week the BBC sends me a threatening letter, telling me I am going to have to pay for my once-free TV Licence next year.  Today, another letter from the BBC enclosing a) my free licence up to 31st May 2020, and b) more threats.  If they are so hard-up, hasn't...

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Sons and Fathers

Or how politicians have changed in one Generation In days when politicians listened to those who elected them, and were deemed to have ethics, Jim Prior (member for Lowestoft, Suffolk), said “we have a duty, not only in economic terms, but also in social and moral...

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Middle Britain shows it is fed up!

Can you imagine all the rats deserting sinking political party HQs this week? Serve them right.  Like others, our little patch of endangered Britain finally woke up. In our area, a brand new candidate swept the council cronies off their comfortable seats, delivering a...

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Miracle needed for my face!

I have just realised the Wellness Day I am organising is a few days away.  The idea behind the event is to showcase some of the therapies and products available to help us look and feel better.  I will be welcoming people as they come through the door, but I have done...

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