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it’s the tooth, the whole tooth and nothing but the tooth.

It starts back in September just days before we go on holiday.  I crack a filling.  My dentist is on holiday, so the choice is wait a few weeks or see the locum.  I choose the latter.  It’s like a … Continue reading

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if the nurse comes in …. part 4. this time she does!

But not straight away. (If you don’t know what I’m on about you might like to read if the nurse comes in we’re doomed, July 7th 2012) We see the Professor of Clinical Oncology.  He’s our favourite.  Compassionate, a good … Continue reading

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road to nowhere – take 2

My experiment is in danger of failing.  About 10 minutes from the gym I’m considering turning back.  I feel unwell – stomach pains and light-headedness.  Something is not right.  If I miss the session, I won’t know if exercise affects … Continue reading

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road to nowhere

I walk down the road to nowhere for precisely 6 minutes.  Not ‘approximately’ – give or take a bit – but 6 minutes to the second.  This is not a stroll, a walk in the park with time to stand … Continue reading

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With a song in my heart

During my visit to Birmingham last week, I mentioned that I’d heard about singing as therapy for damaged or diseased lungs.  The consultant was very positive about the whole idea. Here’s the thing; to sing well, you need good breath … Continue reading

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raise or fold?

“I wish there was some quick fix I could offer you ….”  I’ve already guessed that there wouldn’t be. We’re in Birmingham, at the Last Chance Saloon for voice ops.  The consultant is affable, asks questions and takes plenty of … Continue reading

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a hippocratic oaf?

I don’t usually bother with the local paper.  I can’t seem to stop its delivery and so it usually goes straight to recycling without even a cursory glance.  But today …. Interspersed between the stories about muggings, the local MP … Continue reading

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