All tests, checks and balances have been conducted; all results are in. The bladder biopsy showed negative; the bone scan showed clear; the CT scan indicated no lymph node activity. My overall condition remains as it was, of course, and the treatment process will begin shortly. But that all-important (indeed, crucial) pair of states, knowledge and understanding are in place and with them a sense of clarity replaces the clouds of unknowing that so effectively obscured confidence and functional capacity. So the business of ‘staying alive’ becomes a plausible process once again and purpose and enterprise are restored. Anxiety will dominate my days and nights for as long as that cycle of light and dark continues for me. But when made subject to knowledge and understanding, it’s manageable.

About Dick Jones

I'm a post-retirement Drama teacher, currently working part-time. I have a grown-up son and daughter, three grandchildren and three young children from my second marriage. I write - principally poetry but prose too, both fitfully published. My poetry collection Ancient Lights is published by Phoenicia Publishing ( and my translation of Blaise Cendrars' 'Trans-Siberian Prosody and Little Jeanne from France' (illustrated by my friend, the artist, writer and long-time blogger Natalie d'Arbeloff) is published by Old Stile Press ( I play bass guitar & bouzouki in the song-based acoustic/electric trio Moorby Jones, playing entirely original material. spotify:artist:07MDD5MK9MnRGSEZwbsas9 I have a dormant blog with posts going back to 2004 at Dick Jones' Patteran Pages - - and I'm a radio ham. My callsign is G0EUV
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3 Responses to AFTER THE EVENTS…

  1. Carroll says:

    Excellent news, Dick! Onward, ever onward!!

  2. sackerson says:

    Was pleased to read this good news. Just catching up on the blogs I read after a very long break from blogging, so didn’t know you were writing these posts here.

  3. Dick says:

    Thanks, both. A case of ‘so far, so good’ from hereone, I guess.

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