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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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Six Months Away

I got a couple of pressure sores. Bad ones. One on my sacrum and one on my coccyx. Actually I got a couple of actual pains in the arse. And because of my reduced sensation I didn’t notice quite how … Continue reading

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Biopsy Results

When Keats wrote the marvellous poem ‘When I Have Fears That I Shall Cease To Be’ for all his poeticalness he wasn’t so much having intimations of mortality as wondering where his next shag was coming from. While waiting for … Continue reading

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When I Have Fears That I May Cease To Be

It’s been a while. It’s been a while because everything has or had been going smoothly. For months I had been having regular checks and they had regularly been ok. I was just waiting for five years to pass and … Continue reading

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Putting On Weight

After the weigh-in on my latest trip to Clinic E I found myself sat waiting for new money kilos to be converted into some old money pounds and ounces I could understand. I was fearing the worst and expecting a … Continue reading

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One Year On

It’s been a while. In fact it’s now been a year since I went to my GP and said I’ve got this lump, pointing to my neck. As they say round here, it’s been a helluva year. It feels like … Continue reading

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Three-Monthly Review

On Friday afternoonI returned to Clinic E. I wheeled my way along the seemingly never-ending corridor, past the hordes waiting to be seen at Clinics A, B, C, D, then up to the familiar reception desk at familiar old Clinic … Continue reading

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