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Scary Health Stuff

The past few weeks have been a whirlwind of hospital and doctor appointments, sleepless nights, worrying about death (always fun) and generally freaking out.  It's that time of the year again, when my body decides to inexplicably turn on me in a cancer-like fashion.  Ridiculously, this is my third experience of "suspected cancer" (how they referred to it in recent correspondence - which honestly really doesn't help) as a couple of years ago I ha[...]

Off-Topic: The Awesome NHS

Just over 15 months ago I was having my son at the Whittington Hospital in North London.  It was a bit of a traumatic experience (I wrote about it here) but on the 7th November 2013, I was being genuinely and tenderly cared for by a big group of strangers, all of whom were truly invested in trying to ease the nightmare experience I was having.  I think there were around 10 people in the room if I recall correctly - a mixture of Doctors and Nurse[...]