It does affect your life a lot. It’s not just what you can’t eat or can eat, because being Jewish affects that but it’s that you are so aware of not feeling well and having pains. I’m sure this applies to people with cancer and all sorts of things. And also what I haven’t mentioned apart from the colonoscopy. One of the side effects, or one of the effects, is that it affects your bowels, so that you go through spells when you can go ten times in the day, pass motion ten times in a day and then you might get constipated. And then, so you can be caught out and that affects you too, because if you go lots of times in the day, you’re quite exhausted at the end of it [laughs]. That’s it yes. I didn’t mention that I should have done. It’s quite an important component of it.
So has it changed how you are leading your life at the moment would you say?
Inasmuch as my husband and I like walking and I can’t walk very far because I haven’t got the energy to, so that’s changed it. We don’t eat out very much. We weren’t great eaters out but like yesterday we went to a lunch time concert in London and in the past - it finishes at two - we would have gone out for lunch. And it’s not worth it because most lunch times things are with bread, or you know, or pasta or something and it’s such a palaver, I said, “Well let’s go home.” So its affected that. And we had, we had intended to go away for the weekend to one of the cities on the continent, Budapest, but I decided if you go to a city how far do you have to walk to see anything? So it has affected our, our life in that way but not so terribly, terribly, you know. I wouldn’t book a holiday where the diet was restricted inasmuch as, you know, it would be a waste of money, a waste of time, not being able to eat things and not having, not having food that you can eat.