Category Archives: health

Having a camera stuck up my bum

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Now I am 55 I have had the dubious honour of having a camera stuck up my bum.  Thought I would tell you a little more….. The NHS have this bowel cancer screening programme and back in the summer I … Continue reading

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Boditrax experience

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I have been meaning to tell you all about my Boditrax experience for a while now.  At work we have a weekly newsletter which gets published on a Tuesday afternoon and often has some kind of article about health and … Continue reading

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Remarkable eyesight improvement

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I have had a remarkable eyesight improvement and I’m feeling pretty chuffed about it. I think I’ve blogged before about my central serous retinopathy which I’ve had for well over ten years.  It has affected only one eye for most … Continue reading

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A trip to the Dentist

These days I don’t mind a trip to the Dentist at all, especially when I go for a check-up and get told everything is fine.  That’s always a relief as I feel I have been getting my comeuppance for having … Continue reading

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Vegan restaurant in Barcelona

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I was beginning to despair at the limited choice of food on our recent Barcelona trip.  Most restaurant and cafe menus were dominated by meat, fish and omelettes.  A quick internet search at our hotel led us to this brilliant … Continue reading

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Dismissed by the Doctor

While I like to keep an eye on my health, I really did feel dismissed by my Doctor recently, so I thought I might talk you through it. You see, I like to keep an eye on my health; my … Continue reading

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Starting 2017

Starting 2017 is frustrating as I have a bit of an injury.  My right knee is quite painful when coming down stairs or walking down a slope. Now I know that knees can be quite problematic and as joints go … Continue reading

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Cycle training in Luton

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I was very pleased to read in the local paper about cycle training in Luton.  Luton Borough Council appear to be seeing the light and extending the Bikeability scheme until 2020.  This makes complete sense and they’ve done the right … Continue reading

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Caffeine free – one year on

It is now about a year since I became caffeine free, so this is all about how I am one year on. It’s a pain in the neck, at times. I wish I could say that it has been plain … Continue reading

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Common Wheel

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Earlier in the week I had the opportunity to hear a little bit of Radio 4’s All in the Mind programme.  They were featuring the Common Wheel as a finalist in the All In The Mind awards.  It was fascinating … Continue reading

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Life without caffeine

It is now about five weeks since I decided to try life without caffeine and its been an interesting experience.  At first I was a little apprehensive and wondered how I would get on.  To be completely honest, in the … Continue reading

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Caffeine withdrawal

Caffeine withdrawal and how it started….. Eager beaver readers will know I like to have a check-up at the Doctors once a year.  This appears to be one of the benefits of being in my age group as potentially serious … Continue reading

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Planet X journey

It is lovely to hear from fellow cyclists and to sometimes learn a little more about their own personal journey in life.  This is Dave’s new Planet X bike and one that he’s rightly proud of and as I’ve learnt … Continue reading

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Coroner’s Court and a taste of old fashioned yoghurt

This post has potential for being a bit weird and disjointed but please bear with me.  I have recently completed my stint as a good, consciencous citizen in serving as a jury member on two recent cases. In the UK … Continue reading

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