Half Life

Charles Elvin
Observations on the world from a cancer patient stuck in a small village.
Created 05 Nov 2020
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  • Thank you
    15 Feb 2022 18 2
    Yesterday I received a huge bouquet of red roses from ‘the readers’. Thank you so much (especially to whomever thought of such a wonderful gesture). Thank you also to everyone who has sent flowers, ca...
  • Half Life - The end of the journey
    03 Feb 2022 24 47
    I am devastated to tell you that Charlie passed away in the early hours of yesterday morning. His journey of 3.5 years with advanced prostate cancer was very painful, life-inhibiting and relentless. H...
  • Half Life - Update #2
    27 Jan 2022 22 15
    Hi Everyone, Charlie is still in hospital working really hard on getting well and mobile enough to come home. He misses writing and hopes to be back online soon. Thank you for all your messages of lov...
  • Half Life - Update
    20 Jan 2022 18 34
    Dear everyone, just to let you know Half Life is postponed for this week. Charlie is in safe hands but in hospital. Things have become complicated. He hopes to resume Half Life service at some point s...
  • Half Life - 63 - brutal truth
    14 Jan 2022 23 14
    Half Life – 63 – brutal truth January 14th, 2022 Taking down the Christmas decorations gave a better view when sitting in the garden room, the unobstructed windows allowing a new perspective on the li...
  • Half Life - 62 - coping
    07 Jan 2022 23 13
    Half Life – 62 – coping January 7th, 2021 Yet another urgent set of internal pictures. It’s almost as if when not sucking blood there has to be another form of mild torture applied just in case the pa...
  • Half Life - 61 - Happy New Year?
    31 Dec 2021 17 14
    Half Life – 61 – Happy New Year? December 31st, 2021 It was bound to hit at some point and as we pulled into the week after Christmas, it did. Pain, stiff joints, backaches, shoulder aches, exhaustion...
  • Half Life - 60 - gaps
    24 Dec 2021 • 2 min read • 20 24
    Half Life - 60 - gaps December 24th, 2021 It was tragic. The glorious ash tree, which has grown majestically at the end of our garden for years, had ash die-back. Not just a mild case, but all the way...
  • Half Life - 59 - mad med week
    17 Dec 2021 • 4 min read • 12 2
    Half Life – 59 – mad med week December 17th, 2021 The inevitable conspiracy of road engineers added to the mess made of our plans for Tuesday, sending us on a last minute and unexpected detour to get ...
  • Half Life - 58 - a mix up
    10 Dec 2021 • 3 min read • 12 7
    Half Life – 58 – a mix up December 10th, 2021 It’s Lorraine we felt sorry for. When she called to arrange the appointment with Dr T, her boss and my oncologist, we asked if she was absolutely certain ...
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