Hurrah ūüėÄ For Dunedin Chapter

As most of my regular readers, friends and family know Steve and I are proud owners of a Harley Davidson motorcycle. For the last year we have been very happy members of The Dunedin Chapter   I mentioned the motorcycle club in a previous post. All folks have welcomed us with open arms into […]

Net Cancer Day Forum

Yesterday was November 10th. On the Cancer Calendar this is World Net Cancer Day. In Edinburgh the Scottish Charity, The Ann Edgar Charitable Trust hosted a forum at The Novahotel. And what a great informative event it was. After being offered a beautiful buffet lunch, chance to meet other patients and folk interested in nets […]

10th November Approaching……

For Me November has always been a fairly memorable month. I have a brother with a birthday at the beginning of the month and a sister with a birthday at the end of the month. The last day of the November we celebrate the Patron of our country – St Andrews Day. Guy Fawkes night; […]

What and who keeps me going……………

Prof Strachan asked me to go see Prof Seckl. That day came, on walking out of the room after seeing Seckl I felt like I had hit a brick wall. He was lovely, my kind of guy; told me how it was. And certainly left me under no illusions. A lot of water has gone […]

3 years later and 3 kg lighter

Three years since I have came home from hospital with my peg feed after my sepsis. ¬†It has been a learning curve of a journey with great deal of highs and lows. ¬†I’m very fortunate to have a fantastic support network; the lifesaving NHS staff, including hospital consultants/nurses/dieticians, GP surgery, home visit team, CENT team […]


We all get tired. ¬†Sometimes we will wake up after a nights sleep and feel like we could go back to bed again for another session. ¬†Or sitting on an afternoon the eyelids choose to close and we need that little cat nap. ¬†Examples of tiredness like this is common and normal.       […]

Friendship: that stands the test of time

¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†Friends. ¬†We all have them. ¬†What does friendship mean to¬†you? ¬†¬†How do you define a good friend? ¬†I guess we would all have different answers. What’s important to me does not necessarily sit high in the rankings for you. ¬†We also have friends and ‘friends’. ¬†There are those that will […]

A visit to cardiology: how low is too low?

Since my recent hospital admission the chest niggles I have been experiencing over the last couple of years have been somewhat more problematic. ¬† ¬†So an outpatient appointment with the lovely Dr Denvir at The Western General on Wednesday afternoon was arranged. ¬†Steve accompanied me, even though it was a hospital visit, as usual it […]

A trip to Edinburgh’s Royal Infirmary

Saturday evening I’m lying on my favourite sofa propped up by a mountains of cushions all set to have a quiet evening with the love of my life. ¬†It’s 8pm and I turn and look at Steve,¬†I¬†don’t feel too good,¬†I say. ¬†I can feel my tummy erupting like a volcano, gurgling and burbling . ¬†I […]

The Tattoo

Folks have been inking their bodies for much longer than anyone can imagine. ¬†The oldest discovery of tattooed human skin to date is found on the body of √Ėtzi the Iceman, dating to between 3370 and 3100 BC. ¬†Today many people get a tattoo in celebration of the birth of their child, remembrance of a […]