Author Archives: notewords

About notewords

Guitarist, Music teacher, Writer

I’m Baa-aack. Sort of.

Grouching follows. Be warned. Continue reading

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Branching Out

Lockdown continues. We have gone down to level 4, but it feels much the same as level 5 to me. But people seem to be bothering less and less. I try to go to the supermarket no more than twice … Continue reading

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Two Hundred Steps

Last night the cat brought in a mouse. I mean, she’s 16 years old, apparently the equivalent of around 80 in human years and she brings in a mouse. We managed to dispossess her of said mouse, which left us … Continue reading

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My results are clear, and I am so thankful. However, it seems almost irrelevant against what is going on in the world. I thought we were in lockdown before. Apparently not. Just restrictions. Now South Africa will be in lockdown … Continue reading

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Here We Go

South Africa is on lockdown. Our president made a speech tonight declaring a national emergency. Travel restrictions, schools closing from Wednesday until after Easter and gatherings larger than 100 people banned. There is more than that, but I won’t go … Continue reading

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Mad Rush

Well, I’ve been to the specialist, been to the hospital and had the lesion removed. I saw the specialist on Monday and was in hospital on Wednesday. Hardly enough time to get into a panic, although I did my best. … Continue reading

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A Quick Word

I wanted to do a proper post, but my brain is mush. I will be seeing the specialist later today. We will see where we go from there.

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The Result of Results

Medical information below. Please skip if you would prefer. First off, my son’s results are clear. Thank heaven for that. He had a mole we have been keeping an eye on, but… I wasn’t as careful about the monthly checkups … Continue reading

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An Update

Many thanks to everyone for positive thoughts and comments. Nothing definite from the specialist. I have to wait for biopsy results. For myself and my son. Who just went for a checkup. Waiting is the worst. What I planned for … Continue reading

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Just Quickly.

I have medical tests tomorrow. Thoughts and prayers would be appreciated.

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