Saturday, 20 January 2018

Cancer..

Has any of you ever had Cancer...its a shit word  for a shit disease that scares the hell out of most people.
I am on my third tumour.
The first one was found in 2005 during a routine medical exam...no symptoms whatsoever...Biopsy showed a full tumour in my Prostate ..It was taken out using the DaVinci method..a robot..less co lateral damage and a quicker recovery..thats true..I was back at work within two weeks but I remember vividly that first short walk to the newsagents from my apartment..all of fifty yards but the round trip took almost two hours.

All seemed fine for twelve years..then my routine blood tests showed my PSA had risen..PSA is given off by Prostate cancer cells...the boy had returned...and the PSA was rising rapidly..Scans followed..no sign of the Prostate tumour but a scan showed up something abnormal in my chest...Turns out I had a full blown breast cancer...I am a man so I never ever checked that area...This tumour was rapidly removed by surgery...and I had another scan as my PSA was rising rapidly..The scan showed up a tumour on the site of my old and removed Prostate...I immediately went into hormone therapy treatment and the PSA numbers have dropped rapidly...another 8 months of  this  then Radiology...then that's it...on my own...but then I am 77 so I have not got a million miles to go...another ten life miles would be nice.
During all of this, apart from recovery from surgery..I have always felt fine and still go about my business as normal..writing and filming....and trying to put to one side that agents within my own body are trying to kill me...If any of you have a friend or family member who wants to have a chat about their cancer then please ask them to contact me on my e mail  r.jdodd@outlook,com .
It sometimes helps to shed the load

Sunday, 31 December 2017

Many thanks to all of those that paid a visit...I hope you enjoyed the stories...all true...Have a great year  DD
2018...to all those who pass through here...Have a belter of a year..

Tuesday, 26 December 2017

Intensive English course for one week in a beautiful English Lake District Country House

Learning  English on a one week course in a beautiful English Country house set in the Lake District   A totally unique experience...with luxury accommodation..all food..excursions to some Lakes..and continuous English taught..6th to the 13th of August 2018...only six places available.
for more info contact this site or     r.jdodd@outlook.com

Monday, 18 December 2017

The facial hair

.I looked forward so much to viewing Murder on the Orient Express.
A great story by a fantastic mystery writer..a wonderful cast led  and Directed by Kenneth Branagh..terrific scenery, photography and design work...with some of the most experienced and talented Producers and film makers in the world...and all I can remember is that dreadful moustache...How did that get past the scrutiny. It probably had its own Winnebago.
And Margaret Rutherford was the best detective in the world...she would have solved this one before her second cream bun in the tea carriage...one shake of her jowls and bingo...solved.

Sunday, 10 December 2017

English Language course in the English Lake District

My partner is about to finalise a English language course for English language students in a beautiful converted farmhouse in the heart of the Lake district  The price will include...Tranfer from the airport..  intensive English learning..ensuite rooms..all meals found..and several excursions around some lake areas...Max number of four students..the course will run for 6 to 9 days
enquire  here first

Thursday, 30 November 2017

Magintys Quest.

For all those visitors from China..Maginty's Quest is a story for youngish readers  11 to 15...full of fun and strange sea creatures...written primarily for readers in China..Does anyone know of a reputable publishing company I can approach to see if we can publish in China.
  please reply on    r.jdodd@outlook.com