The midyear freeze makes all of us realise the privilege of homes, warm clothes, heaters, blankets, warm fires, reading material and gratitude of health, heat and hearth (In the Ghetto – Elvis Presley). The Everest Base Camp expedition (Leaving on a Jet Plane – Frank Sinatra) makes me think of campfires, hot chocolate, that toasted marshmallow, cheesy camp fire songs (Can you remember these listed in the text? Top of all time…) and camaraderie; well done super survivors! The molecules of emotions, neuropeptides (Everybody Hurts – R.E.M.). Immunotherapy such an exciting field – still in infancy – but watch this space (Talkin’ About a Revolution – Tracy Chapman). Still on the journey with Gereth’s “Life’s a metaphor” … I so remember pads and cold eggs (King of the Road – The Proclaimers). High time our navigator explained, the whys and hows of pathology (Sittin’ on the Dock of the Bay – Otis Redding). Plus, hearing GOGO’s story ages me and her, those good old Bara days (Wish You Were Here – Pink Floyd). Reshaping your breast, subtle reconstructive techniques (There She Goes – The La’s). As always keeping fit is so hard, even more so in the cold (Come as You Are – Nirvana). Remember, exercise does boost the immune system and ensures fitting in those blue jeans (Forever in Blue Jeans – Neil Diamond). It also helps with the side effects caused by Tamoxifen (thanks Sumayya). Remember the tablet contains no calories! (True Colours – Cyndi Lauper). Managing radiation is critical as more and more women will need it (Fire and Rain – James Taylor) . Pain should not be a day to day struggle in this day and age (Wandering Star – Lee Marvin) get some tips from Dr. Potter. I was thrilled to read Elna’s article on sex – Men and Housework – well that explains why I am so bad at it… So, Day-O, the Banana Boat Song – Harry Belafonte… To us all, and to sharing stories around whatever warmth and spreading only the good news this winter!
Time of Your Life – Green Day… Something Inside So Strong – Labi Siffre