Tag Archives: health

Physio…

“I will send you for X-rays,” the nice doctor said, “And for physio too while we wait. I’ll just make the appointment and get you booked in… Would you rather have early or late?” Which is why, as the dawn … Continue reading

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Shades of (Soylent) Green…

“I thought this was part of making you well,” said my son. “I’m not sure pumping you full of dye is healthy.” I’m none too sure either, but an ‘MRI scan with contrast’ was what the doc had ordered, so … Continue reading

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Irony…

If I say that I spent the day in a hot tub, does that conjure for you an image of decadence, pampering and relaxation? Do you think of lazing beneath the sunlit blue of a warm spring sky, champagne, perhaps, … Continue reading

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Joy Lennick interviews author Sally Cronin

Reblogged from Joy Lennick, talking to Sally Cronin: Thank you very much Joy for inviting me over for an interview… it is a great pleasure. Where you born and what was your first memory? I was born in Wickham, a … Continue reading

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Guest author: D. G. Kaye – Aging and Changes: Maintaining the Privilege to Drive

  On May 10th my husband turned eighty years old. God bless him, he’s made of Teflon because he’s bounced back from many ongoing ailments, many times. Turning eighty in Canada also means, by law, that it’s time to get re-tested … Continue reading

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Enforced abstention

I’ve been living on just toast and yoghurt this week, Which is okay, but not all that nice, And especially when there is chocolate around, I admit, a perennial vice. But my innards are wonky, my back has gone south … Continue reading

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Death and the Elephant – Leah Bracknell

According to statistics from Cancer Research UK, there are almost a thousand new cases diagnosed each day and half of us will be diagnosed with some form of cancer during our lifetimes. Medical and surgical advances now ensure that, of … Continue reading

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A light in the darkness

“I have awoken with a fire in my belly, a good fire, one that speaks of life, a beacon in the dark, and if I place it on a high enough peak perhaps you can see it, perhaps it can … Continue reading

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Missing body parts and the small print

Another one from the archives, brought to mind after the most recent adventures under the scalpel… The fog of anesthesia was still dreamily persistent. Perhaps that’s what made the throwaway comment temporarily acceptable. “…Oh and we removed your appendix while … Continue reading

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Notes from a small dog – How to fix your human

Well, you might have noticed the two-legs has been a bit quiet… she had to go to the vet, the one with the knives… and we four-legses know that’s never a good sign. Some of my boy dog friends can … Continue reading

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