Category Archives: observations

my liver – good, bad or unknowable?

On 01 March 2019 I had a blood test done, organised by my wonderful G.P., Dr M. He’s very thorough, and I think he ordered the measurement of liver and other enzymes, just because I’m old and likely to be … Continue reading

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flight of fancy

I look out the window of the office where I work and I can see this plane heading off somewhere, heading north-west. Maybe it’s the one that’s taking L to Emanuele’s wedding celebration in Turin. She leaves today. As a … Continue reading

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Goal achieved!

I made it. At the start of 2019 I took a leaf out of my daughter’s book and set myself some goals. One of these was to increase my body weight until I reached a mass of 60 kg, and … Continue reading

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Hope & faithfulness

Two years ago, back in December 2016, I was recovering from cancer surgery. I would sit on the deck at home, reading, observing the world around me and enjoying the fact that I was still alive, although I was resigned … Continue reading

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Gone

On 05 September 2018 my mother died. She was 92 years old and she would have preferred to die about 5 years earlier, around the time this picture was taken. She hated being dependent on others but a combination of … Continue reading

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D-day #2

After I had my cancerous prostate removed in late 2016, the level of Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) was meant to drop to undetectable levels and stay there, for ever. A subsequent rise in PSA would most likely indicate a return … Continue reading

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Prophesy fulfilled?

Back in 2011 we planted a Gymea Lily outside our bedroom window. The plant nursery told us that because it was only a young plant it might take up to 7 years to flower. At the time I remarked that waiting for … Continue reading

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