Posted at 8:00 am
After I received my Stage 4 diagnosis in October last year, I was staying with my brother in Hong Kong during monsoonal, typhoon weather thinking about what I wanted to do now I’d been given, well, shall we speak plainly, a bit of a death sentence.
I had created not a bucket list, as such, but a list of some places I would like to visit and some experiences I wanted to have. I didn’t really want to call it a bucket list because it seemed so cliché, plus the whole association with death and dying.
Posted at 4:30 pm
My recent hospital stays have reminded me of my theory that staying in hospital is like being on a long-haul flight.
You’re in a confined space, there are constant interruptions, it’s hard to sleep, there’s the threat of deep vein thrombosis, boredom, ordinary food and you can be stuck in close quarters with some very annoying people!
Posted at 8:30 am
I went to Adelaide and all I got was pneumonia.
Part of the idea of this blog was to chronicle some of my travels between treatments. Since April this year I have managed to go to the Melbourne International Comedy Festival for the Easter long weekend, had a week in Melbourne, Mornington Peninsula and Phillip Island in May, five days in central Australia and a weekend in Sydney in June – all without incident!