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Alan Addison

 

The information on this site covers some of the things which interest me as well as covering some other interesting projects.

 

Disclaimer: Still building up parts of the site but hopefully it will come other as time goes on and be a bit smoother and interesting.

 

"What we leave behind is not as important as how we lived"
                                                                   - Jean-Luc Picard

 

Latest Blogs ( Journal )

Our Story on Marie Curie UK

in past few weeks I have been giving the story of my sadly cut short relationship with Gillian. From when we first met to dealing with her final illness and sadly her loss.

Today Marie Curie published the article on their website.

“There are so many people, hundreds even thousands of people who’ve died from conditions other than Covid-19 this last year. If you look at the news coverage, you could be forgiven for thinking that the only thing people have died from in the last 12 months is coronavirus. That’s not right and I wouldn’t want Gillian’s death forgotten. It’s so important to remember everyone we’ve lost in the past 12 months.”

Alan’s wife Gillian died of cancer in September 2020. Read his moving story: https://bit.ly/3vtx9bp

Cancer is still the big ‘C’

Woke up this morning to the sad news that Sabine Schmitz (Queen of the Nürburgring) has lost her battle with cancer.

Another good one taken from us far too soon at the hands of Cancer. Just 6 months and one day after loosing my Gillian to cancer.

I really hope when all this nonsense is over that the resources used to tackle covid get transferred to tackling cancer, but I bet they won’t!!!

Cancer is still the bigger C word taking more lives in the UK than Covid! That’s right, covid is just a flash in the pan. Cancer has been around much longer and will continue to be here, killing people and disrupting families long after covid is dealt with!

We may never know how many cancer deaths occurred across 2020/21 due to cancelled or postponed treatment that was later declared a covid death!

I was due to start chemotherapy treatment a year ago in March 2020 but never got it due to the appointment being cancelled as we went into lockdown. Fortunately, I have been getting tests every 6 months or so, and so far all clear.

Each year In the UK, Cancer takes more lives than covid!

Think about that! Please, if you notice any new lumps, strange bleeding, anything odd or sudden changes in your body get yourself checked! Speaking from personal experience get checked early!…

So far I’m surviving cancer but so many each year don’t!

#ScrewYouCancer
#forGillz

Snowbaru

Subaru doing what Subarus do best today!

Transporting family to get their Covid-19 vaccine in poor road conditions!

My 2014 Subaru XV/Crosstrek 2.0 Diesel

On the way home, pulled into the side of the snowdrifts a couple of times to allow other cars to pass, and continued to drive out with no fuss. There was deeper snow earlier but the dashcam didn’t record it 🙁

The same stretch of road was blocked on and off through the afternoon due to other vehicles getting stuck. Not a problem for the scoob! 🙂