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The battle against laryngeal cancer is hard and demoralising. Just over half way through my treatment and am struggling big-time. Have lost 16 lbs in the last 4 days and 4 stone in last 4 months - one hell of a diet I'll give you that !!!

LAST CHRISTMAS

Me_at_lleisiau_2by SJ Alexanderson12 Mar 2014

Though I cannot eat this Yuletide
Nor partake of drink as well …
I will join with those who love me
At the sound of tolling bell.

I will mouth the words of comfort
That my loved ones yearn to hear
For my voice has long since vanished
To a place with little cheer.

Cancer, cancer, why the hurry?
All this haste to take me down …
Let me enjoy one last Christmas
‘Fore I get to wear deaths’ crown.