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What’s life like without a large intestine?

Eighteen months ago I had my large intestine removed. Since then I've been asked many times 'What's it like having no large intestine?' Well, read on to find ...
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One Year Results

Some weeks ago I had my first annual CT scan to look for signs of new tumour growth and this week I had official confirmation in writing that ...
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Homelessness Part 3: Fixing the Crisis

My first job out of university was as an estate agent. Perhaps not the natural career choice for a music and theology student, but it seemed like a ...
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Homelessness Part 2: (UN)Affordable Housing

Precisely one year ago I was asleep in a hospital ward and I was woken up by a lot of commotion as a man was wheeled in on ...
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Life & Death

I think it was Ronan Keating that sang “Life is a Rollercoaster”. I agree! Recently, I went from a wonderful high (being told my liver was tumour-free), to ...
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An update and a song!

For those who have been following my blog, I’m sorry that I haven’t posted for a while. Thank you for the kind celebration messages – they’ve all been ...
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Results (take two!)

It’s been a traumatic couple of weeks to say the least and today was bizarrely amazing. I had a call first thing this morning to say that my ...
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Homelessness part 1: Rough Sleepers are humans too

My next round of tests are all done and I’m awaiting results again. So, to distract myself from the ‘big C’, here is the first of a three ...
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Results

Unfortunately the ‘no news is good news’ mantra hasn’t served me well on this occasion. It’s felt like a long wait for my first post-op CT scan results ...
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Thoughts on Psalms

Still no CT scan result and I’ve tried calling the doctors three times today. So, lots of thoughts on the psalms instead. Here goes…! Just a few hours ...
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Waiting….

On Thursday last week (23rd) I had my first post-operation CT scan. This was to look for signs of any new tumour growth, particularly on the liver and ...
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Health Update

Since my operation in February my recovery has been mostly good. I’ll blog about what it’s like to live without a large intestine at a later date; but, ...
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Thank You!

I want to mark the start of my blog by saying a big THANK YOU to everyone that has supported me, my wife and my children throughout the ...
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Cancer for Christmas

Warning! Long story ahead, which contains some graphic images and far too much information for some! Click the headings below to expand each 'chapter'. For those in a ...
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