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Falling

You might think it would be fairly hard to fall out of a wheelchair, that for it to happen a person would have to be hit by something large or heavy or fast-moving. Or take a corner too fast. Or … Continue reading

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Four Years

That’s four years since my treatment ended. Four years since the last dose of radiotherapy. If I was an alcoholic and not had a drink for that long I would be on my way to having a boxful of medals … Continue reading

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Epiglottis Finis

Another trip to the hospital, and it turns out my epiglottis thing is no longer a thing. Mr A had another good look around my throat, saw there had been no change and decided against doing a biopsy. Good news … Continue reading

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Sufferer

I like the word sufferer. There’s a ring to it, and a kind of epic fall quality which is easy on the ear. It’s a gentle word, but one with a dignified air. I like sufferer But I don’t want … Continue reading

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MS, Epiglottis, George Washington

Relapse or no relapse, there was not much I could do. After the MS nurse said tough it out, wait and see, I did just that. I put up with feeling a bit shitty, like she said. And after five … Continue reading

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Epiglottis and A Great Big Fob

A routine check-up back at Clinic E. Not with Mister A this time but one of his nice assistants. A nice assistant who introduced herself as ‘one of the doctors’, a phrase I’ve heard before both in real life and … Continue reading

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I Lost My Uvula

The uvula is that dangly thing at the back of the throat. It’s lovely, but its only purpose seems to be to promote an unpleasant gag reflex when touched. In latin, uvula means ‘little grape’, which at least goes to … Continue reading

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