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Life Blog – The Palliative Consultant


On Wednesday we met with a palliative consultant at St Richard’s Hospice In Worcester. We were referred there by our GP following Beastie’s sudden jaundice. It was very constructive and prepared us for the fact that the jaundice might mean any more chemo is out of the question, and also to give some thought to whether at this stage chemo is the right thing. The side effects are much harder to deal with when you are quite poorly and the intrusion into your life might be a high price to pay for very little or even no actual benefit. We shall find out Friday when we see the oncologist. It was a positive meeting and we both felt benefit from it. However the bottom line is there is now no more track or stations, we just watch the engine slow to a halt. The goal is to maximise the quantity of quality in the time we have. 

Ps. Please enjoy a gratuitous picture of Beasties Bel Canto aftershave so at least he can smell nice even if he is as yellow as a canary.


Author: ibeastie

Interested in Photography, Watches, Style and Cars

7 thoughts on “Life Blog – The Palliative Consultant

  1. Dear Mrs. P, please give Beastie a hug from me. You two are so wonderful – and I love this photograph! Bel Canto – I bet Beastie smells just right, canary yellow or not! (Have you read the book called Bel Canto by Ann Patchett? I loved it.) Sounds as though you are being very wise. Thank you for sharing your lives with us – some of whom you’ve never met.

    With love,

    ~ BB

  2. Hugs and love to both of you. ❤

  3. The view from from the train is your journey and one which is vibrant and majestic and filled with fabulous tales!!! Even when you are talking about the so called mundane, Allowing us to infiltrate your life on the train makes us laugh, cry and is filled with love and at times silliness!!! And above all the knowledge of stunning fragrance of aftershave once again hits the spot!!! As I really hate smelly men!!! Xxx

  4. My thoughts are very much with you both.



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