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I went up to the hospital twice today. Once for my morning appointment with the respiratory specialist and the second time to check in my friend who was having some tests in the afternoon. It will come as no surprise … Continue reading

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Veiny Night In Georgia*

Being awake and conscious enough to self-administer an intravenous drug at six in the morning does not come naturally to me. Fortunately alarms can be loud and the promise of a cup of tea to sup on while I sort … Continue reading

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A Real (Fake) Nephew Of My Uncle Sam

Gazing back at this past week through the sun-smeared spectacles of bank holiday larking around I feel rather fondly about it. It is true that as I write this the muscles in the entirety of my torso are screaming at … Continue reading

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Niceness And Stuff

This week has begun well. I’m tempering my hope that I’m finally beginning to feel more like my normal self after almost six months of subdued body, mind and weather because living with chronic illness is as likely to give … Continue reading

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A Cricket Full Of Pocketknife

Wakey. Brekky. Washy. Clothey. Walky. Rehabby. Therapy-y. Lunchy. Shoppy. Homey. I did all of that today and it’s only three of an afternoon. Yes yes, YOU can do all of that and so much more any day you like but … Continue reading

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Your Majesty Is Like A Stream Of Bat’s Piss

There is only one thing in the world worse than sleeping all the time and that is not sleeping all the time. And vice versa. And Verso books. Fachache slowly fades into a background noise of pain that registers less … Continue reading

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It’s A Tiny, Tiny World

I’ve had to recognise micro-successes today. Getting to Sidwell Street to have coffee with Si is the biggest of my successes. I’d hoped it would be the foundation of a day of much more activity but it was the peak. … Continue reading

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