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About cliverh

Retired aerospace engineer, first with the Royal Air Force and then BAE Systems. Now enjoying a variety of activities and not getting bored. I was a Games Maker Volunteer at the London 2012 Olympics and a volunteer at the Rugby World Cup 2015 in England. I was also a volunteer at the 2019 Cricket World Cup in Southampton. I intend to blog about what interests me.

The Final Stages


It’s the day I go into hospital for the final stage of my prostrate cancer treatment. Today I’ll be having a brachtherapy procedure which is to insert uranium’seeds’ into my prostate, which will kill any remaining cancerous cells. This method … Continue reading

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BBC News: Prostate cancer laser treatment ‘truly transformative’


Prostate cancer laser treatment ‘truly transformative’ – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-38304076 I’ll be asking about this.

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As so it starts…


Well I’m now officially a cancer patient. The aforementioned radiation therapy started last week and I’m now on course for finishing the first week of 6 sessions. There are still another 16 to go though, daily except for the odd … Continue reading

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Been a long time, been a lonely, lonely time…


No,  you’re not seeing things, I’m still here and although I haven’t written anything since August, I’ve been busy with, another holiday, family visits, hospital visits, weekends away etc. You know how it is with us Seenagers. Yes, that’s the … Continue reading

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Please donate, if you can


I’m raising funds for the Graham Fulford Charitable Trust, which concentrates donations  for prostrate cancer, via Just Giving. Please give a donation if you can. UK taxpayers can add their address to gain an extra 25% due to tax relief. … Continue reading

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Post Biopsy Diagnosis


The allotted day has arrived. My appointment with the prostate cancer specialist who performed the template biopsy on me arrived and I went to see him. After the preamble about the procedure, he then confirmed that I had cancerous cells … Continue reading

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Here comes summer….whoops!


Talk about a season of two halves.  Just a short 7 days or so ago we were sweltering in temperatures ‘hotter than Cairo’. Now we are looking n danger if putting the heating on – in August!! That shouldn’t be … Continue reading

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This is important (especially if you’re a man)


Prostate cancer is deemed with ovarian cancer for women, the ‘silent killer’. Often symptomless, painless and benign, prostate cancer if detected early enough has a high recovery rate. I’m writing about this to impart my experience in the hope that … Continue reading

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And now for something completely different (with apologies to Monty)


I’ve banged on about our move and the house long enough. Time to change tack methinks. Lots going on in the world to comment on this week, anti-semitism, Hillsborough, police commissioner elections, the EU, referendum, Cameron’s performance, Corbyn’s inaction, and … Continue reading

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The first three weeks


So, it’s week three in the new house and the love affair carries on. We love the house, love the quiet, love the area and love being here – totally. Spring is in the air and it shows in what’s … Continue reading

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