Category Archives: health

Living with Elephants… #cancer

My neighbour stood six feet back from the doorstep to collect the heavy box that I had been babysitting since its delivery. His eyes were fixed on the headscarf I use to cover my baldness. “We’ve heard you have cancer?” … Continue reading

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Out of control..? #cancer

“’Roid rage?” my son had asked. I had not been in the best of moods, and the steroids did have something to do with the general edginess that morning… although I am inclined, myself, to just lay the blame squarely … 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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Update #cancer

With profound thanks to all those who ‘came with me’ yesterday to the oncology appointment. It doesn’t look great in there. Palliative care will begin with chemotherapy next week, in the hopes of shrinking the tumour and allowing me a … Continue reading

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