Category Archives: Treatment

Acronym city limits – BMX2

I had thought about calling this “night before surgery” blog post “BMX2”, but that would just have been too simple wouldn’t it?  Not to mention confusing, if not downright tautologous, with the B standing for bilateral competing neatly with the … Continue reading

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BMX

As a teenager growing up on the not so mean streets of Hounslow, a BMX was a type of stunt bike ridden by parka-clad pre-pubescent boys mourning the closure of the local skateboard park.  However, in the parallel universe inhabited … Continue reading

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Spicule (n) spikjuːl – a new word for my vocabulary

Followers of the Uxbridge English Dictionary might posit that this blog refers to the rustic, Spanish Christmas I’ve just enjoyed:   castanets instead of crackers, morcilla rather than mince pies and paella replacing parsnips and turkey.   An enticing tableau but sadly … Continue reading

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Cancer stole my teeth

Following on from “an eye for an eye, teeth for a breast”, the best I could do on calculating the odds went like this: Odds of getting primary breast cancer (aged 36) = 1 in 215 Odds of getting primary … Continue reading

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Eye for eye, teeth for breast

In an absurdly Pollyanna-esque way I’m considering myself lucky to have bone mets rather than distant spread to visceral organs (bar some small spots on my lungs; my liver and brain scans have been clear—so far so good). Compared with … Continue reading

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