Detective work

I haven't written for a week because I've been busy getting myself prepared for leaving work.  Not for long, but for 3 months I've been granted the ability to almost completely work from home, which fills me with such relief. I do wish it could have come earlier because the last 2 weeks have been … Continue reading Detective work

Mother-effing Vegemite

For the past few days I've not been paying enough attention to my body, it's been calling out but I've been far too busy worrying about seemingly everything else I can. A blinding headache for 2 days that I put down to caffeine withdrawal.  Aching limbs and excessive tiredness (still hard to notice as they come … Continue reading Mother-effing Vegemite

Am I a Type A?

I don't even know what the Types are, but perhaps Type A might be characterised by the obsessive googling I do in search of answers for questions, such as 'what is a Type A personality?'  And surely, the dudes behind this theory never thought it'd get picked up so widely did they, otherwise I'm sure … Continue reading Am I a Type A?


Along the lines of my post yesterday, here is a list worth reading!


On this day five years ago, I got the news that a recent lung biopsy showed that my lungs were inflicted with a severe form of graft versus host disease (GVHD) called bronchialitis obliteran syndrome (BOS). BOS, I came to find out, was a known but uncommon side-effect resulting from a bone marrow transplant (for leukemia) that I had had earlier in the year. And by severe I was told it meant the BOS was incurable, non-reversible, and, in most cases, aggressively fatal. I was also told — because I had asked and insisted on an answer — that, according to a National Institutes of Health (NIH) study of the time, BOS had only a 13%, five-year survival rate. In other words, there was an 87% chance that within five years I would be dead.

Well, it’s been five years and here I am – a newly…

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Glandular Fever

I just read this... “Post viral fatigue” is caused by a number of different viruses & happens when you don’t rest enough during the initial phase. Fuck, fuck, fuckity FUCK! Wish someone had told me sooner!  Oh, whatever, I quite possibly wouldn't have taken any notice. The 'it doesn't matter if I keep pushing myself, … Continue reading Glandular Fever