ICE, paper and blood

Some years ago someone came up with the idea of ICE numbers in your mobile phonebook. These would  be numbers to be called  In Case of Emergency  which  worked well until it was necessary to type in a PIN in order to access the phonebook.  So now it became a bit more challenging – if I was found unconscious by a cryptologist they could crack my PIN code find my phonebook and call my ICE contact. Otherwise I would be stuffed. Continue reading “ICE, paper and blood”

“Everybody dies. But not everybody lives.”

This is just a short post as I approach my third of six chemo sessions (a minor milestone). The quote above comes from an American Surgeon and was quoted in an article Cancer Survivors Celebrate Their Cancerversary published in the  New York Times a few years ago. It was drawn to my attention by San Diego Dan and makes an interesting read. The full quote from the surgeon who was talking to one of his cancer patients was  “Everybody dies,” he said. “But not everybody lives. I want you to live.”  I wonder if he includes tidying the garage, six trips to the dump and a couple to charity shops in that. Decluttering can be very cathartic and opens doors (and I don’t just mean the spare one hidden behind the clutter). Amazing how stuff builds up over 30 or 40 years – anyone want some 78rpm records?

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