So 26-Jan has come around again!
This year sees me weigh in at 66!
After first presenting with the symptoms in November 1998 and then having a radical nephrectomy (kidney removal) due to cancer in September 2001 I guess I didn't expect to get this far!
After MRSA, numerous minor ops for bladder cancer New Years eve 2010 saw me on an operating table again - A 'students dream New Year's Eve' - Flat on my back surrounded by nurses and high on drugs!
It was fairly obvious the disease had moved on and eventually after the shambolic incompetence of The NHS under Welsh management, more interested in vanity projects and political showboating, at the end of March I finally received the diagnosis of tumours in the abdomen and lymph system!!
Yes due to the utter incompetence of the NHS in Wales it had taken 3 months to organise an urgent scan in a known case of metastatic cancer and provide a result!!
Prognosis was about 3 months!
So I opted for high dosage Chemotherapy followed by about a month of daily dosage Radio Therapy (Radiation Treatment!).
Well a marriage, a home move and much more I would ESPECIALLY like to thank Dr. Lester and his team - without whom I would NOT be here. Gerald and Carol for their incredible support and of course Lee who after 26 years together I have finally married!
When you consider that when I was born in 1946 Britain and her allies had just won a World War and there were just under 2 Billion people on the planet.
2012 has arrived and we seem to have lost a war and we are now governed with absolutely no meaningful pretence of democracy by our Continental enemies and have all but abandoned our allies, we have still found ourselves heavily in debt but this time for rather less honourable reasons as a result of economic illiteracy of our own utterly incompetent and seeminly malign Labour Government and with very little light at the end of the tunnel - not least of all due to a rise in world population just before Christmas to over 7 Billion.
That is not all that has changed as you will note from when I was 9, 2 years before I flew to Singapore alone and found myself embroilled in The Suez crisis and stranded in Ankara!:
Comments made in the year 1955!
I'll tell you one thing, if things keep going the way they are, it's going to be impossible to buy a week's groceries for $10.00.
Have you seen the new cars
coming out next year? It won't be long before $2,000.00 will only buy a used one.
Did you hear the post office is
thinking about charging 4 cents just to mail a letter.
If they raise the minimum wage
to $1.00, nobody will be able to hire outside help at the store.
When I first started driving, who
would have thought gas would someday cost 25 cents a gallon. Guess we'd be better off leaving
the car in the garage.
I'm afraid to send my kids to the
movies any more. Ever since they let Clark Gable get by with saying DAMN in GONE WITH THE WIND, it seems every new movie has either HELL or DAMN in it.
I read the other day where some
scientist thinks it's possible to put a man on the moon by the end of the century. They even have some fellows they call astronauts preparing for it down in Texas .
Did you see where some baseball
player just signed a contract for $50,000 a year just to play ball? It wouldn't surprise me if someday they'll be making more than the President.
I never thought I'd see the day
all our kitchen appliances would be electric. They're even making electric typewriters now.
It's too bad things are so tough
nowadays. I see where a few married women are having to work to make ends meet.
It won't be long before young
couples are going to have to hire someone to watch their kids so they can both work.
I'm afraid the Volkswagen car
is going to open the door to a whole lot of foreign business.
Thank goodness I won't live to see the day
when the Government takes half our income in taxes. I sometimes wonder if we are
electing the best people to government.
The fast food restaurant is
convenient for a quick meal, but I seriously doubt they will ever catch on.
There is no sense going on short
trips anymore for a weekend. It costs nearly $2.00 a night to stay in a hotel.
No one can afford to be sick
anymore. At $15.00 a day in the hospital, it's too rich for my blood.
If they think I'll pay 30 cents for a haircut, forget it.
Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821),
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British Politicians with pens and treachery, in pursuit of their own agenda and greed, have done more damage to the liberty, freedoms, rights and democracy of the British peoples than any army in over 1,000 years.
The disastrous effects of British politicians selling Britain into the thrall of foreign rule by the EU for their own personal rewards has damaged the well-being of Britain more than the armies of Hitler and the Franco - German - Italian axis of 1939 - 1945.
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I just want to say sorry for copping out at times and leaving Lee and friends to cope!
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