It’s been a while since my last post: my apologies.  The last few months have been difficult for all of us. Tens of thousands have died and many more have been kept alive only by the brilliance of the doctors, nurses and staff of the NHS. Countless others, who have not been directly affected by…

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In early July 2018, on the day England beat Columbia 4-3 in a World Cup penalty shoot-out, I was admitted into St Helier hospital. Over the previous two days, I had lost the ability to speak and to swallow and to breathe unassisted by the ventilator; a tipping point after months of gradual decline. Eating…

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