Diary of a Survivor

Party time again in Downing Street

It's Party time! Having just got over Partygate, it seems it's party time again in Downing Street. So now could be a good time to revive Musical Chairs, the game we played as children.  But this time, gather all the many aspirants for party leadership together around...

Support groups are really helpful

During treatment, I was told about support groups but thought these were for others. Used to raising funds for them, I just thought they weren't meant for me - until someone pointed out what an idiot I was, and sent me off to experience for myself what they were all...

Am I the only one totally confused?

I used to watch TV news every night - all the way through.  Now, I turn it off after five minutes of watching ranting from a Prime Minister, who seems totally confused and can't string a sentence together - he has lost me completely.  Covid is uppermost in his mind,...

Latest Covid-19 report

It's doubtful that "lessons will be learned" from the cross-party Science and Technology Committee and the Health and Social Care Committee's latest report. The report focussed on the mega-errors in the Government's handling of the Covid-19 pandemic.  But 12 hours...

GP by phone

The Media is full of shock! horror! stories about GPs now giving consultations on the phone, as though that were a bad thing. Yes, I admit that there are times when you need to see a GP face-to-face, but for someone like myself who finds it difficult to get to a...

Freedom Day – but what freedom for us?

Freedom Day hasn't changed much for those of us with cancer problems, and somehow things aren't clear - friends are still reluctant to join crowds and so am I. We aren't clear about when and why we should or shouldn't wear masks;  if we should or shouldn't meet up...

Yes Minister! is no longer funny

During lockdown, I've enjoyed watching old TV series I missed first time round. I remember the days when one was actually out at a party, or having a meal with friends, so missed them first time. Settling down for an orgy of old TV shows, I turned on Yes Minister!...

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...

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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