Saturday, 28 January 2012


Simon had planned to start a blog from the very beginning of him falling ill, so people could know what was going on without him having to answer the same question with the same answer fifty—a hundred?— times a day. Somehow, he never did start that blog. He kept answering the countless messages he received. Eventually he started filtering them and only answered some. Then he stopped replying but still read them. Now his cancer has progressed to such a stage... or rather, the fentanyl has now made him so drowsy that Simon has switched off his iPhone. His iPad is covered in dust. His MacBook Air is somewhere on the floor, with the lid down. Who would have thought! Simon, disconnected from the electronic world. Gasp. At least his iPhone is still under his pillow.

Anyway, there are lots of people who still want to be informed of news concerning Simon's health, and the easiest way to communicate such information is still the blog concept. I passed the idea of me writing it by Simon this evening, and he liked it. So, here it is. If you have anything you'd like adding in a post, or if you'd like to have author rights for this blog so you can post messages yourself, let me know.

This page will hold seven posts at a time (or maybe more or less, if I change it later), with the most recent at the top. If you want to start reading from the beginning, you'll have to scroll right down to the bottom post, or maybe even click back to the previous page. Or, more easily, you can click here to go to the first post. You'll then see only one post per page. At the bottom of the post, you'll see the link "Newer post". Click that to see the next post. The link "Home" sends you back to the main page with seven (or more, or less) posts, and the link "Older post" loads the previous post. There's also an archive of all posts to the right of this blog. And above that, a place to enter your e-mail address if you want to receive e-mails when I (or someone else) adds a post. Oh, and a 'post' is one of these messages, in the lighter coloured boxes. You can comment on posts if you want, by clicking on the comments link below a post, then writing in the little box that appears below the post, and clicking 'Publish'.

Happy reading!

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