Category Archives: health

It has been a bad few days

I am not on tour. I don’t know when I will be on tour. I was all ready to go and then, four hours before I did my first bit of official work, I managed to snap the tendon of … Continue reading

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On old age

I walked into my bedroom, saw the bureau next to my bed, and mentally said “Oh, okay I need to google xxxxx so that I can do yyyyyy. This is important because I need to know xxxx in order to … Continue reading

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About health and exercise

I don’t do New Year’s resolutions. I make vague sort of generalisations that I don’t tell anybody about and then I don’t feel bad if I don’t carry them through. Well, I feel bad but not shamed publicly! This year’s … Continue reading

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Protected: What it was really like – part 1

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Yup, getting worse

Took my dad home from the hospital today. Silver Chain (our supposed home ‘nursing’ help organisation) wouldn’t supply a hospital bed until maybe next week and wouldn’t discharge him until we had one so I went out and hired one. … Continue reading

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It keeps on not getting better

We sat around and the doctor gently filled us in on things. My brother took notes, I used a little recorder and most people wept. My poor stepmother flooded as she asked questions. My dad did ride very roughshod over … Continue reading

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The meetings never happened

¬†Instead we got all of his visitors, including my daughter and sister whom I did not want to be so actively involved, around his bedside, and the big doctor himself (he’s actually of quite small stature). There was a palliative … Continue reading

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