Category Archives: cancer

Saying “Ook?”

My younger son considered the view as I raised the scarf with which I cover the near-naked skin of my scalp. There are but a few wispy strands of fluff and the stubborn remnants of the Tintin-esque fringe with which … Continue reading

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The inconvenient walking dead… III #COVID #cancer #carers #lockdown

Following on from posts One and Two: “Birds sing after a storm; why shouldn’t people feel as free to delight in whatever sunlight remains to them?” Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Last spring when we went into lockdown and we were encouraged … Continue reading

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The inconvenient walking dead… II #COVID #cancer #carers

Continuing from yesterday’s post… A few days after speaking to my GP and before the hospital referral process could kick in, both I and one of my lungs collapsed. I was lucky to have my friend with me at the … Continue reading

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The inconvenient walking dead…  #COVID #cancer #carers

I am not a happy bunny, more of an angry bird, and I am going to say so, regardless of how much subtle and not-so-subtle pressure has been applied in various areas to encourage us all to be nice, obedient, … Continue reading

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Ani’s Advent 2020! Roberta Eaton ~ All I want for Christmas …

Dear Santa, We may have a bt of a problem. It’s my two-legs… she is up and dpwn all night like a yo=to most of the time at the moment. And when she does manage to sleep,she is as likely … Continue reading

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Riding the rollercoaster… #cancer

It has been a weird few weeks. It started well enough… Three of us actually sat and talked through one day’s whole treatment. That is highly unusual… few people seem to want to talk in the chemo suite. The usual … Continue reading

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First, catch your..? #cancer

“… knowing you are going to die makes clearing out the cupboards so much easier!” The sound of choked laughter came through the phone. “You should write that,” said my friend, once his calm was once more regained. The sentiment … Continue reading

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Shadow boxing…

So, today, all last-minute test results being well, I start a combined chemotherapy and immunotherapy regime. I cannot say that it is something I am looking forward to starting exactly, but as the alternative is to sit here and wither … Continue reading

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