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5 April 2010

Posted by DMC on 5 April 2010 in Diary |

I wonder if any reader remembers me discussing the problem of elderly people getting their fingernails cut. If they do they will recall that there is a free toenail service in Essex but no provision for cutting elderly people’s fingernails. So concerned was I, not so much myself as I can afford to have my […]

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9 February 2010

Posted by DMC on 9 February 2010 in Diary |

Nail day – feet and hands. Although I have these done privately at home, at my own cost, I am sanguine that between Sir Alan Haselhurst (the Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons and my local MP) and I, a free fingernail cutting service will shortly be introduced, by The Essex County Council, for […]

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5 January 2010

Posted by DMC on 5 January 2010 in Diary |

The severe winter weather continues so the golf course is closed. In any event, I would not have been tempted to walk around the course in the freezing weather, instead I spent a little longer in bed listening to the first day of the second  test match, against South Africa, which started with the almost […]

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18 October 2009

Posted by DMC on 18 October 2009 in Diary |

Packing and final tidying up before the trip with a nice lunch at the Axe & Compasses in Arkesden. I had a phone call today, from my friend John Gray, re the pimpled material, about which I rang him only three days ago and which, through his son in Australia, he arranged to have sent […]

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14 October 2009

Posted by DMC on 14 October 2009 in Diary |

My biggest excitement today was having my toenails cut at the Saffron Walden Community Hospital. The podiatrist is a kindly, personable young lady, who, during the cutting and filing, confided in me how much she would like to be married with a family. Apparently once one is past one’s teens and most of one’s friends […]

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26 September 2009

Posted by DMC on 26 September 2009 in Diary |

With the Irish commitment out-of-the-way my thoughts have begun towards the lectures in China and wondering how well I will manage even with the good doctor’s support – certainly, there will be no liquid lunches on those three days! I suppose I started thinking about this as I sat, in a deckchair, in the warm […]

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14 September 2009

Posted by DMC on 14 September 2009 in Diary |

A sort of personal medical day. It started with the auxiliary nurse coming to file my fingernails. She was followed by a medical engineer adjusting the geared arm support attached to my eating table (kindly supplied through my Addenbrooke’s Hospital MND NHS Unit)  Finally, an optician, from Glasses Direct came to check that the replacement […]

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7 August 2009

Posted by DMC on 7 August 2009 in Diary |

A nice young auxiliary nurse, Kelly, came and cut my fingernails. What is even more encouraging is she has agreed to pop in every 3/4 weeks to repeat the process. However, she accepts that this is not an ‘as of right’ service provided by the NHS, so I have now written to my MP on […]

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6 August 2009

Posted by DMC on 6 August 2009 in Diary |

I had to go into Saffron Walden this morning to have my eyes tested as the glasses l bought from Glasses Direct were not satisfactory. I drove myself but I really think my driving days may be coming to an end. I am O.K once I’m on the open road with my automatic, as my […]

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17 June 2009

Posted by DMC on 17 June 2009 in Diary |

Toenail day at the Community Hospital. A nice podiatrist who unfortunately confines herself to feet. The local doctors’ surgery do not wish to know about fingernails which I certainly cannot manage myself but I am fortunate that Alice is prepared to have a go. Having said that I’m going to try to find out what […]

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