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The Last Word

It has been an amazing week and one that this time last year I wasn’t sure I would live to see. On the evening of Monday 13 February, my sister drove me into the city to attend the book launch of Ron Jones’ book Doctors in Denial: the forgotten women in the...

The Investiture Ceremony

During my January appointment with Dr S. upon hearing about my being included in this year’s New Year Honour list he urged me to explain to Government House that I had terminal cancer. I was extremely reluctant to do this, but he was insistent. He was willing to...

CT scan result

Despite my misgivings Tuesday’s appointment with the oncologist went very well. As Dr S. was on annual leave I was aware that I was going to be meeting with a different oncologist. Fortunately it was someone I had seen once before and had felt comfortable with. The CT...

A wonderful weekend

The first long weekend of the summer was a really special weekend. For a start after three warm sunny days with no gusty winds it felt like summer had finally arrived. Then there were the family events we had planned. On Saturday I got to tick off another event I had...