Monthly Archives: March 2011

An arm round the shoulder

I said right from the start that one of the reasons for writing this blog was that I felt sure that it would encourage people to share their own experiences and that some mutual benefit could come from a bit … Continue reading

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Slimming World v Atkins

I’ve been feeling pretty crappy this week what with the pneumonia, anxiety attacks and most annoyingly a bad spell from the torn cartilage in my knee causing pain which is now untreatable because anti-inflammatory medicine can cause internal bleeding when … Continue reading

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Pneumatic Phil

I’ve had a bit of a setback in the past few days – after that outing on Wednesday evening I came home and went straight to bed at about 8pm. I was a bit breathless , and I had the … Continue reading

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Local Boy in the Photograph

There are three guaranteed ways to reach the pages of the Caernarfon and Denbigh Herald. 1. Get very ill 2. Undertake a sponsored bike ride 3. Complain about town planning in Caernarfon Town Centre I have been lucky enough to … Continue reading

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And so it begins

Anybody who knows me knows that the forthcoming game between Wales and England is just about the most important event in my annual social calendar. The past couple of months have been spent with my head buried in books and … Continue reading

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It’s been emotional

The results of the scan came as no shock, especially when they were delivered by an old college friend of mine, who happened to be on duty in the radiology department. In some ways it was a relief – because … Continue reading

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The embarrassing pyjama incident

Time goes very slowly in hospital. When I arrived in casualty on that Friday night with all the symptoms of a heart attack I saw the nurse straight away. The Doctor came pretty quickly too, but it was about three … Continue reading

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The dodgy knee

This is the moment my knee went. It was Boxing Day 2009, and we were playing our traditional village tournament in Y Felinheli which began as far back as 2008. There is no documented evidence on how the event began, … Continue reading

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When my body went numb

These headings are not exactly catchy are they? And I know I said I didn’t want to list my ailments like an old soldier, but I think it’s worth talking about. I mean if I’ve set myself a public target … Continue reading

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A History of DVT

As I arrived at casualty, a text message came through on my mobile phone. It was Mair: “Tell them about your calf” The thought had already occurred to me. We had grown tired of the cold and dark of the … Continue reading

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