So where have I been for two years? Well, I had a brush with cancer. Throat cancer. Around the same time, as it happens, as a couple, more famous folk suffered the same thing: Danny Baker, a London DJ; and Michael Douglas, of whome you’ve probably heard; and Christopher Hitchens, the controversialist. Christopher Hitchens sadly didn’t make it. The rest of “us” are doing OK.
Mine began with a persistent sore throat, which I medicated in the usual way. The crucial thing though, apart from the persistence – and the thing that my doctors missed – was that it was consistently asymmetric – always worse on one side of my throat and always the same side.
So what did the medical profession do? Well …
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