One of the first symptoms of prostate cancer is lower back pain, which is of course a symptom of so much else besides that prostate cancer is the last that will come to mind if suddenly it flares up.
Continue reading “The first symptoms”
13:00 – Ben Vorlich (M229), 3094ft, 943m
Time was running out to maintain my record of climbing a Munro a month, which has been running since the start of 2017.
Continue reading “My first Weegie Munro”
It seems to have taken me six years to learn how to deal with news I received six years ago.
Continue reading “Living with(out) cancer #2”
The Cancer Act became law in 1939. It has since been amended many times, and most of its sections, clauses and provisions have been repealed or are now incorporated into other health legislation. It remains nevertheless on the statute book.
Continue reading “A note on The Cancer Act of 1939”
Munros since diagnosis #167 to #169
12:15 – Stob Choire Claurigh (M015), 3862ft, 1177m
13:30 – Stob Coire an Laoigh (M038), 3661ft, 1116m
15:00 – Sgurr Choinnich Mor (M052), 3589ft, 1094m
Continue reading “The Grey Corries Ridge”
The artifice of humanity has always been the image of its reality
… the very idea of science has become the ultimate social authority and arbiter of truth – a bit like the way assorted assemblages of religious observance, cultural practice and social convention were once held together by the idea of God …
Continue reading “Not giving delusion any solidity”
Munro since diagnosis #166
17:00 – Cairngorm (M006), 4081ft, 1244m
Continue reading “Zouff’s first Cairngorms”