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  • Blog Post: Neuroendocrine Cancer Nutrition - Vitamin and Mineral Challenges

    Despite learning early on in my journey that nutrition was going to be a challenge, I sensed the initial focus of my treatment was on getting rid of as much tumour bulk as possible and then controlling (stabilising) the disease through monitoring and surveillance. Clearly I'm happy about that! However...
  • Blog Post: Post Chemo and Mental Struggles

    It has been a few days since my most recent chemo session so I thought a short update might be due? This time the chemotherapy seems to have been just right, I had all the anti sickness medication available that was supposed to be and I for one was extremely grateful for it. It has made all the difference...
  • Blog Post: Wills, Consultants & Charity

    Hello readers, What have I been up to? Well high in the agenda this week has been paperwork and putting affairs in order. That is the official wording for writing my will. Who writes their will at 37 knowing it will be enacted in the not too distant future? Not many I hope. I had been thinking...
  • Blog Post: Body image and cancer video – Sharing your experiences

    For some people, cancer can have a big impact on their body . Treatments like surgery , chemotherapy , radiotherapy and hormonal therapy can change the way your body looks, works and feels. The changes that have happened to your body can be a constant reminder of your cancer diagnosis and treatment...
  • Blog Post: What surprised you about chemotherapy?

    Today we have some personal anecdotes and stories from some of our Community Champions who are discussing what surprised them about chemotherapy. Many people go into chemo with pre-conceptions about it, such as it will be very quick, or that they will be in a room alone, however this is not always the...
  • Blog Post: The Quiet Times

    Hi all, It is one am here. I am still up. I often am at this time of day. It is the quiet times that get me. I am struggling to process this mentally. I know there are cancer patients like me who have and are able to go forward with great positivity and know that they are fighting this disease all the...
  • Blog Post: Positivity Rules!

    Hello dear readers. Since my last post my emotions have settled a little but inevitably I still break down on occasion. I cannot help it. Often this is when I am faced with the stark reality of my disease, this cancer. This is when the Macmillan nurse comes or the district nurse or the health visitor...
  • Blog Post: Taking stock

    Since my last blog I have been busy trying to wrap my head around the unwrapable. The unfathomable. I have cried enough tears to warrant my very own hydro electric dam, I might as well save the planet into the bargain eh? I now need to put things in place that mean I have a lasting legacy for our children...
  • Blog Post: Breaking Hearts

    I am writing this after one of the hardest days of my life. It is breakfast time and I am eating while I feel able. The boys are wandering around my feet scoffing pain au chocolat, in their world all is well. Yesterday I sat in a clinical white office with all the trappings of sick people and hospital...
  • Blog Post: More Waiting and Results

    Well. I apologise for being neglectful and not updating. I have wanted to. But you see cancer totally took over my life this week. I left you after my return home last week following our second bout of chemo, the end of round one of shrink you Bastard, shrink. I was prepared, I knew I was going to feel...