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  • Blog Post: Ovarian Cancer - Liver metastases

    My Mum who lives in Nigeria was recently diagnosed with OC, which has spread to the liver. She had a TAH surgery done and 6 chemo cycles. Recent CT scan shows liver metastases. I'm thinking of bringing her to UK for second opinion. Can anyone please advice on which private cancer clinic to take...
  • Blog Post: There's a Vibe in the soup ... and there is more that a pinch of hubris

    There’s a vibe in the soup … and there is more than a pinch of hubris Did I really start the last post saying we have had no recent medical dramas and we were trying out living life as ‘normal’? Well, that will teach us. Here is the update: Our Hero, typically...
  • Blog Post: There is a Vibe in the Soup: Part X

    There is a pearl after all ... A little over thirty years ago, just before her wedding, a pearl fell out of the M/M/M Wife’s economy engagement ring – it was a Ratner-type ring and those who remember what Ratner said about his products will know that the ring was of questionable...
  • Blog Post: The Soup is Off: Time for a Reality Check

    A dose of reality for you today. As if that’s what you need. There are no prizes for guessing which script the director chose – the budget version, of course. Now Our Hero is away, it is time for a 'reality check' and, my goodness, hasn’t reality a habit of creeping up...
  • Blog Post: There is a Vibe in the Soup: Part IV

    There’s a Vibe in the Soup: Part IV If you have been holding your breath, you can now let it out. And now breath in ... Out … and … Yes, you have got it . Slippers on. Stoke that fire. The Meddlesome Wife, bereft of her hero, arranges to meet a friend for a walk...
  • Blog Post: There is a Vibe in the Soup: Part III

    There’s a Vibe in my Soup III: The Meddlesome Wife is having a little problem knowing what to do with herself. Having practically polished off everything in the fridge in a fest of guilt-free, fast and furious eating, she is twiddling her thumbs. There is no soup-stirring going on. The...
  • Blog Post: A Blog For Carers: The Uninvited Guest

    Hello, my faithful readers. I know there are one or two of you. Are you there? Are you awake? Here is Buzzie's thought for the day - I would like to see if it strikes a chord with other carers ... Do you remember me saying that my husband and I had entered into the parallel universe which...
  • Blog Post: A Blog For Carers: There's A Vibe in My Soup

    Blog for Carers II: There is a Vibe in my Soup Are you sitting comfortably? Got the slippers on? The fire crackling in the hearth? Here is a little medical drama for your entertainment – it does have a reasonably happy ending, never fear. I have simplified the story a little – I have...
  • Blog Post: Not for Those With a Weak Stomach

    Here are two cancer stories for today - one from Argentina and one from Scotland. I warn you now, this blog is not for those who are in need of cheering up. I heard today that my sister's very good friend in Argentina, who has been living with cancer for ten years, has her kidney transplant...
  • Blog Post: I have started, so I will continue ...

    I have started, so I will continue ... From my perspective, there is only one great basic certainty about oesophageal cancer: food is life. If my husband can't eat, he will starve. For fellow carers, and those who have eating problems due to cancer, I hope your experience of dieticians has...
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