Category Archives: health

Announcing the WINNERS of the Sue Vincent Rodeo Classic at the Carrot Ranch

When the doctors told me that the cancer had spread to my brain, they also told me that I did not have long left…’days to weeks’ were their words. At this point, the wonderful folks at the Carrot Ranch wrote … Continue reading

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Magic and The Placebo Effect ~ G. Michael Vasey

Reblogged from The Magical World of G. Michael Vasey: The world is a funny place. Talk about Magic and people will look at you as if you are certifiable. Change the word ‘Magic’ for ‘Placebo effect’ and scientists and psychologists … Continue reading

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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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More uncertainty? #cancer

“… you have an appointment at ten for chemo…” “Yeahs…” I view such calls with deep suspicion. “We’ve been checking you blood test results…”  Were they going to cancel my appointment? Reschedule? Bearing in mind I was already on the … 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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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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