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Monday, September 12, 2011

One Year Anniversary

Just a couple of observations for today.

  1. It's a year since I began the Avastin treatment. Without it, I would have had a very short time to live at a reasonable quality of life. The calculations were October 2010. Avastin is both extending my life and contributing to an increasingly delicate state of health. That was the trade-off. It has to be thought of as a dangerous form of life support that has to remain in the ON position, and become progressively more dangerous as the weeks pass.

  2. It's a year since I began this blog. I had no idea where it would take me. I still don't, but I'm glad I made the journey.

  I began it then because after the Avastin reprieve I felt I had something to say, and a reason for saying it. I still do, and feel that I have more things to say than ever, but time will run out.

  As I write this, the blog (or 'blob', as a good friend calls it) has had more than 40,000 views.  There are nearly 300 postings, totalling some 100,000 words.

  The poor old blogship is badly in need of some heavy duty maintenance, mainly to catch up on a few things and standardise the format a bit more to ensure better navigation. Maybe I'll get round to doing that. It's not vital if I don't.

  It's serendipity, but that's how I wanted it. I've discovered a strange fact, looking at other blogs. Blogs can be too orderly. Order is sometimes overwhelming.

  That's my rationale anyway! Thank you for accompanying me on at least some parts of the trip. It would be a lonely journey without you.


  1. Thank you for taking us on the journey. Forget about blog tidying. It's boring. Blogs are just for fun.

  2. Tidy for publication only, but I see no need for tidying as it stands. It's delightful.


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