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This blog started as an online diary and place for me to rant about annoyances in my family.

However since July it has become a place for me to catalogue and express my views and opinions on the treatment I have recieved following the diagnosis of a potentially cancerous tumor in my bowel.

On 3rd August 2011 I was told that it was cancerous. In April 2012 I was given the all clear.

October 15th 2013 I was diagnosed with peritoneal disease and liver metastases. The cancer was back and this time it is inoperable.

It is a little bit out of date as the NHS doesn't tend to have a WiFi connection in hospital and I can only post when I get home and posts take a while to write.

It is NOT about individuals or the nursing profession. It is about some of the inadequacies in the system and the way the NHS is failing some people.

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Saturday, 12 February 2011

I wonder

I wonder.....

Why the broadband is so slow in my parents house. The router keeps needing to be rebooted and the signal is very poor on either mine or hubbys laptop (He isn't even here)

I also wonder why my parents seem so naive sometimes. My dad is a good example. Over new year when we were watching the news about the VAT rise he said

'it's only 2.5% it won't make any difference'

Actually it does. We are feeling the pinch even more now and don't even get me started on fuel and train fares etc etc. Almost in the same breath he accused the elderly of being the problem as they voted for the conservatives. Hello, I voted Tory as a LibDem vote would have been a waste in Crawley.

I was watching the news today about how the middle classes do not realise the scale of the budget deficit and I think that it is not just the middle classes but the middle aged as well. Sure my Dad knows that when he chooses to retire he may suffer an income shock and so he plans to keep on working, but does he realise the mess that the country is in. 

People might say that 'you don't remember what it was like under Thatcher' 

No, I don't, but I lived through 14 years of a labour government and where did that get us. Tuition fees for students, an illegal war in Iraq, heightened terror alerts, the banking crash and subsequent financial meltdown.

No doubt when mini hayllar and bigger Hayllar are old enough to vote I shall say to them, ahh you don't remember what it was like under Blair and Brown, but you must live for the moment - Not look to the future and plan unsustainable things and not reflect on how things were so much better in the past. You can't predict the future, you can't change the past, You must live in the present and do what is right for the here and now and so I have and I shall continue too.

Peace Out