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.


17.1.18 The Carillion fiasco should be a wake-up call to those ostriches in Whitehall rushing to award contracts to health service providers in the private sector.  Since July, when Carillion issued its first profit warning, it has been awarded £1.3 billion worth of...

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World gone mad

11.1.18 First, one of the Queen's bridesmaids was apparently left on a hospital trolley for 20 hours, before being found a bed in an NHS hospital ward.  What on earth were the family doing?  Her mother was one of richest women in Britain, so why on earth didn't they...

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18.12.17 Cancer Charities present at Britain Against Cancer conference are posting reports on the Internet. Reading between their lines it wasn't the best cancer conference ever. http://www.chris-cancercommunity.com/chris-lewis-against-cancer/  mentions the filter...

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Diary archives

28.11.17 Am I alone, or are others fed up with TV ads and speakers harping on about how cancer makes them feel, and how they bravely got through it.  We all know what it's like - what we need is a strong charity behind us who will act as advocates, going forward to...

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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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Building bridges after Brexit

I am a simple soul.  I expect my elected MP to vote to represent their constitutents' views.  Nuff said about this week's performance in Parliament;  instead have decided to make 'use' of him. When, yet again hospital transport 'forgets' me, I complain.  But this time...

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The clunky way the NHS is run is not for benefit of patients

Digging amongst the rubbishy murk of PFI funding, bad contracts and other NHS-management that is the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford, there is pure gold.  Such as the young visiting Swiss Opthalmologist who is prepared to try a new idea on my almost-blind Tamoxifen...

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GDPR is useless for me

GDPR made me take my phone off the hook It didn't take long for The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) to show its true colours. I need a platorm lift.  A  second-hand one would be ideal.  So I do what everyone else does, and Google "second hand platform...

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