Bright and Breezy

As there’s nothing much to report on my Squatter and Seizures (apart from one small seizure on Thursday), here endeth this post. Just kidding!  Continue reading “Bright and Breezy”


Ten Score and Nine Years Ago…

…my favourite US President was born.*

On Friday, I managed to drag myself out of bed in time to get to the RVI for 8.25am for my MRI scans. I was very tired and almost fell asleep during the scans despite the Lost-esque whines, creaks and other machine noises. The only positive things about having such an early appointment were that we had no problems parking and, as I was the first one in, they weren’t running late. Continue reading “Ten Score and Nine Years Ago…”

Cyclicity, Publicity and Felicity

Hey Scan Woman/Man*

The good news is that my rescheduled MRI is next Friday at 8.25, only a week late. Happily, my results appointment in a few weeks’ time has not been delayed. It will take a Herculean effort for me to get showered, breakfasted, ready and out of the house about three or four hours earlier than usual but it’s the least I can do as they’ve squeezed me in at the RVI as there were no timely appointments available at the Freeman. Continue reading “Cyclicity, Publicity and Felicity”

Swing Low, Sleep Lariat

A Jowell Jewel

Last year, Tessa Jowell was diagnosed with the same type of brain tumour that Graeme had. This week, as some of you will have seen, heard and/or read about, she gave an interview on BBC Radio 4 and made a speech in the House of Lords, which triggered a rare standing ovation. She has finished the treatments available in the UK and was calling for an increase in access to experimental cancer treatments. Here’s the best explanation that I’ve found for what she’s advocating. Continue reading “Swing Low, Sleep Lariat”

Wait Watchers

It’s been six days since my last confession, I mean post. I have a foot-led meizure* and a few head-led almost-seizures to report. That seems like a bargain basement price to pay for the amount of effort, energy and excitement of our trip to Paris and my involvement (and cake-making failures!) for Jennifer’s birthday and party. Continue reading “Wait Watchers”

Oh là là!

It’s been a while since my last substantive post. The last five weeks have been unusually busy for me with Christmas and other Reasons to be Cheerful (without Ed Miliband).

I wrote my last post the day before Mam’s birthday and the last day of term for J. Yesterday was Jennifer’s fifth birthday and her first day back at school. Between those two milestones, we have enjoyed ourselves immensely, more than we thought possible just a few months ago – and what would have been mere fantasy this time last year. Continue reading “Oh là là!”