Category Archives: health

Exploration

[cranberry-fig sourdough, made by my daughter, daiskmeliadorn] I ate this delicious bread for breakfast this morning and enjoyed it enormously, savouring every single mouthful. It yielded a whole variety of wonderful textures and delicious flavours while I read my book about a father-son relationship and drank … Continue reading

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Shriven

It’s that time of the year again. chocolate-banana vegan pancake, Shrove Tuesday 2017 I like the idea of Lent, of spending a period focusing on something different from your ‘normal’ life in the hope that you emerge somehow as a … Continue reading

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Critical measurements

I’m the sort of person who likes to quantify, measure and record the data for future reference. Perhaps I’m a little obsessive. Here are two graphs of aspects of my health which show trends in opposite directions, but which are … Continue reading

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adventures

Daiskmeliadorn is heading off to New York today for a three week ‘investigative’ holiday. So yesterday we had the perfect excuse to get together for vegan muffins at Mecca Ultimo. vegan muffins with dasikmeliadorn at Mecca Ultimo As usual for … Continue reading

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Alive – but not a great life

Yes, I survived radical robotic prostatectomy. Life without a cancerous prostate is not great, however. We all know about this issue – the side effects of the surgery (impotence, incontinence) are not good, and lots of men have prostate cancer … Continue reading

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countdown

[if I can see through it, I can drink it] I’m definitely counting down the hours. Tomorrow I am scheduled for a radical robotic prostatectomy at the Sydney Adventist Hospital. I stopped eating yesterday, and today I am allowed to … Continue reading

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Requiem on hold

There was the faintest suggestion of a sprightly spring in my step this morning as I walked to work, listening to Fauré’s Requiem but not imagining my own eternal rest (well, not to the same extent as perhaps I would have done … Continue reading

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