20 January 2012

Posted by DMC on 21 January 2012 in Diary |

I have a confession to make. When I first started this blog a little over four years ago, my objective was to share with other MND sufferers and their carers, in effect, how I would die from MND, making the best of every day that I had left. I had no idea how long this […]


19 January 2012

Posted by DMC on 20 January 2012 in Diary |

Alice had great difficulty this morning in turning off the respirator. Somehow water got into it from the humidifier. She called to the emergency helpline who produced a new one. within a couple of hours. I must say I’m very impressed with this service but then I suppose if you literally rely upon a respirator […]


18 January 2012

Posted by DMC on 19 January 2012 in Diary |

On the matter of the problems with Dragon. I shall no longer comment in this blog as having decided to consider whether or not to take them to court, if I do the matter becomes ‘sub judice‘ and therefore I cannot comment on it. I will let the readers know the outcome. We seem to […]


17 January 2012

Posted by DMC on 18 January 2012 in Diary |

The tragic accident involving the cruise ship, Costa Concordia, off the coast of Italy continues to incite a lot of comment in the pree as more details of what actually happened are revealed. In a nutshell the blame is alleged to be that of the captain who apparently deviated from the authorised navigable channel to […]


16 January 2012

Posted by DMC on 17 January 2012 in Diary |

After spending nearly 4 hours yesterday morning Trying to complete my blog entry with more stops and starts than I care to remember, and much of it using my splendid finger to tap out words letter by letter, I decided that my patience ihad really had come to an end and that I would put […]


15 January 2012

Posted by DMC on 16 January 2012 in Diary |

We had two visitors last evening our old friends Jane and Kit Ode-Powlett .I’m sure they would not mind me mentioning that they were the perfect guests, arriving at 5.00 and leaving a few moments before the carers were due at 6.00. I really enjoyed our chat together but I have found that an hour […]


14. January 2012

Posted by DMC on 15 January 2012 in Diary |

Horrendous news. A very modern Italian cruise ship struck rocks somewhere near Sicily and keeled over very quickly killing half a dozen or so people and to date 70 others are unaccounted for. The captain has been arrested but to date we have no more news on that. It will certainly put off a number […]


13 January 2012

Posted by DMC on 14 January 2012 in Diary |

‘Paraskevidekatriaphobics – People afflicted with a morbid, irrational fear of Friday the 13th will be pricking up their ears about now, buoyed up by the seeming evidence that the source of their unholy terror might not be so irrational, after all. It’s unwise to take solace in a single scientific study, however, especially one so […]


12 January 2012

Posted by DMC on 13 January 2012 in Diary |

For an Englishman my overseas readers must admit I have pretty well kept away from mentioning the weather every 5 min, which we are reputed to do. However, I think it would be remiss not to mention that as I sit here in my study, I’m looking out of the window at a beautiful sunny […]


11 January 2012

Posted by DMC on 12 January 2012 in Diary |

Last night went fairly smoothly, Carla coming in, to turn me, at 1.00 a.m., 4.00 a.m, and again at 6.00 when she got up. She brought me my tea. just before 7.00 and we resumed our normal routine. It all went fairly smoothly and I was in my study chair, as usual, at about 8.10. […]

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