Tag Archives: health

Special request

Dear Universe, can I just say That everything now smells of hay, I’ve cut the lawn down, best I can, (And wished I could employ a man…) Cause, what with all the sun and rain, The green stuff had gone … Continue reading

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Laughter really is the best medicine … Fransi Weinstein

Reblogged from 365 and Counting: I can’t tell you how many times I ‘ve heard that over the course of my life and I’m pretty sure you’ve probably heard it more than a few times, too. Laughing has never been … Continue reading

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The vampires of summer…

Spare a thought for the vampire in summer, For, while everyone else seeks the sun, He must hide in the darkness and shadow And from errant sunbeams must run. While the sunbathers tan to perfection. Going golden and brown as … Continue reading

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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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