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.

Am I being selfish?

Patients have the drive and motivitation to search for the best care, so when we take time to do our research and work out what is causing frightening side effects, why don't doctors listen to us? Admit that we know and understand what is causing problems. Cancer...

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Cancer care shame

It's official: Britain has possibly the worst cancer care in Europe The NHS tries to claim it's the "envy of the world", but recent headlines in the media highlighting official cancer survival rates told the real facts. With the problems we face daily, it can't have...

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Cannabis, NICE and Arrogance

Recently the media was full of stories saying that medical cannabis was to be available on the NHS to help control pain.  Yet so far it seems only two patients had managed to get a prescription.  Friends have to pay to get this, but why? Interviewing Andrew Lansley...

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Simple way to save NHS money

A letter in The Telegraph" A reader in France sent a letter, saying if he needed to see his orthopeadic surgeon, "I would phone the hospital and get an appointment with him and also an X-ray appointment for an hour earlier.  This appointment would be within two to...

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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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Supermarket greed

Guess who must be making a fortune today?  Supermarkets.  Instead of pathetically wringing their hands and asking shoppers to think of others before panic buying, they should have put rationing in place.  The BBC has published a heartfelt plea from a Nurse...

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