Category Archives: health

The varieties of degeneration

I ran the whole 10 km distance to work on Monday. It felt OK. The knee pain I thought might be osteoarthritis, or could be coming from the medial meniscus, was under control with paracetamol and didn’t seem to be … Continue reading

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Going the whole distance

I saw my GP, Dr M, yesterday – for a new annual referral to my cancer doctor and a renewal of the prescription for the drug I hope will prevent a heart attack. As I was leaving, I mentioned that … Continue reading

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surviving

Last Monday I was on a white diet. On Tuesday that continued, and then in the afternoon my diet was restricted to just clear fluids. On Tuesday night I drank, with great distaste and difficulty, a litre of Moviprep, then waited … Continue reading

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white diet – again

I picked up this freegan loaf of bread this morning. Normally I’d leave this kind of bread in the dumpster, but today is different. This is old-fashioned white bread. Bleached, refined, with no goodness or interest in it. Sadly, this … Continue reading

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I should be somewhere else

I should be sitting on the toilet expunging the last remnants of faecal matter from my bowel with the assistance of a litre of Moviprep. But in fact, I’m sitting here. I should be on a Nil By Mouth regimen, … Continue reading

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Am I foolish?

Well, yes, I am foolish. No argument. But I’m wondering if I am being particularly foolish about this issue. I sustained three thoracic spine fractures last year, just due to running. A DEXA bone mineral density scan showed that my … Continue reading

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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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