Pavlov’s Cat has a post on How To Tell Whether It’s Christmas. I know it’s coming because friendly spammer ‘Engel Everett’ is emailing me about ‘View horny elves’. Can hardly wait.
Back in September of this year, I had a post burbling away on the back burner about the health system in the US and its many shortcomings from what I read about it. Also how much I fear we’ll end up with the same. I was going to hang this unwritten post off a post by Grannyvibes, who had a wonderfuly tart and acerbic blog and was diagnosed with lymphoma in, I think, July. So you could say she had more than a passing relationship with the US health system.
I haven’t linked to Grannyvibes because it’s gone. She took her blog down shortly after she started posting about her cancer, and many of us were sad for not getting to read her excellent blog, never mind worried about what could be happening to her.
Here’s something to put your Christmas Angst in perspective: The existing deprivation gap in relative survival for both men and women confirms that cancer survival depends on socio-economic background and is inequitable.
Friday Cat blogging? well, that was a bit of a fizzer, because WordPress for some reason didn’t want to upload this fine picture (Warning – PDF).
Update 18/12/2006: Cat image reoptimised to less huge proportions, now appearing.