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July 24, 2010


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Sorry to hear this Phil, but glad you're bearing up well.

Katharine Widdows

Hi Phil, I'm sorry to read this. I do hope you are feeling better very soon. Enjoy the medicinal sun bathing - perhaps you could head somewhere tropical for a week or 2 :-)
All the best for a speedy recovery.

Helen Pullen

Oh no you won't be able to come to the south west to do your talk at UWE in September! It was going to be the highlight on my cpd calendar. Wishing you a very speedy recovery and hope to attend one of your workshops soon. Helen Pullen.

Phil Bradley

Thanks for the good wishes folks. Hopefully this'll only be a short term thing and I'll be ok by the time September comes around.

Nicky Adkins

That must be so incredibly frustrating. Hope you make a swift recovery.


Get well soon! I really have to stop commenting only when you're having life-altering issues in a a bad way.


Get well soon Phil and stay stress-free for as long as possible :)

andrea adams

Thinking of you and wishing you well

Tom Roper

A text-book example of the informed patient. Hope the BP passes soon

Anne Robinson

Hope you get well very soon - lots of good wishes coming your way X

Fiona MacLellan

Hope you have a swift recovery and that you can find ways to reduce stress levels!


There are several highlights in this post - I loved the image of you speaking like a hoodlum out the corner of your mouth. Also enjoyed you working away diagnosing yourself via search engines while the doctor does his own collaborative research with colleagues. You should [re]read Three Men in a Boat while you are sunbathing. None of the above means I am not sending you a heap of good thoughts of course. Please keep that hoodlum affectation though. I bet it really works for you!


Bad luck, Phil. Hope it's one of those ones that clears up sooner rather than later!

Mick Fortune

Hope it clears up soon Phil. My ex-wife was a fellow sufferer in her earlier years but it hasn't bothered her for a long time now. As a fellow self-diagnostician (too many years indexing for Index Medicus and training doctors to use Medline!) I entirely sympathise with your approach. My doctor now sighs whenever I walk into the surgery.

Sure you'll be back up and running in no time!

James Carson

"...you can't pronounce P and B properly, which is a bit of a sod when you try and say 'I'm Phil Bradley and I'm suffering from Bell's Palsy'"

Your ability to see the funny side of a very unfunny predicament will help you sail through this spot of bother. All good wishes, Phil!

Richard Crookes

Sorry to hear about this, Phil and wish you well. Maybe you've seen this before but in case not http://tinyurl.com/3xn2wly (from a fellow librarian and one of your recent trainees).

jim alvaro

Hi, I've been enjoying your blog for a couple months now and after reading this post had to right.

As I was reading about how your day was rapidly going down the tubes I said I know what he has because I had it too. I will spare you all the details but it took me a couple of weeks to get over it and now you would never know I had it. Hang in there, this too will pass.


Roddy MacLeod

Hope you're feeling better.

Mark Ludlam

Hi Phil, as a reader of your blog for quite a few years now I was saddened to hear of your illness and disappointed you obviously didn't make it to mid-wales last week. I hope you are heartened by the many get-well messages on your blog. Please keep up the excellent work you do and I hope that it won't be too long before you are passing on your gems in person.

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