Category Archives: anal cancer

Well it seemed like a good idea at the time …

A few long, long weeks ago I decided that I might as well give this fibre optic broadband a go.  A quick search showed that my service provider offered it in my area so I contacted them to asked for … Continue reading

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A Bag for Life – A User’s Guide

This post is all about colostomies.  You have been warned. So – colostomies.  I’ll categorise the post so that those who have done a search might find something of interest and assistance from a veteran of  7 months.  Those of … Continue reading

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“What the hell are we supposed to use, man? Harsh language?”

I can’t believe my last post on here was written in August 2014.  Blimey! I was in hospital, I was having trouble with my “miracle bowel” and getting used to life with a stoma and a colostomy.  Did the tea … Continue reading

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“You still don’t understand what you’re dealing with do you?”

Oh and it was going so well. I got tired sometimes but I was eating well (really well she says thinking of steak and sweet potato mash and gammon and pineapple and scrambled egg ….hmm? Sorry I just went to … Continue reading

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“Ripley this is an order – open that hatch right now”

(Gang this post covers some pretty serious ground – just a warning) Early hours Tuesday – I couldn’t understand why the nice man in A&E was asking the question.  Did I want to be resuscitated “if it should come to … Continue reading

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Get the cannoli ready – he’s coming back

“Excuse me? Say that again?” The nice young doctor at A&E continued to look bemused and repeated “There’s something weird about your X-ray. The stent you had fitted has … Gone.” I mentioned the stent last time. It’s a three … Continue reading

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I didn’t know what a stent is either …

Well this is all a bit embarrassing. Guess where I am? I’ll give you a clue. They gave me my meds at 5.30am and I’m sporting some rather fetching paper pants. So here’s what happened. I may have mentioned the … Continue reading

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