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  • Blog Post: Radiotherapy day 5 for salivary gland cancer

    Yesterday was the end of the first week. It was quite quick being zapped. I did feel much more tired last night - but that could just be general lack of sleep rather than anything related to the RT. I did woke up with a slight croak in my throat today but that wore off. I had an appointment with my...
  • Blog Post: Radiotherapy Day 1 out of 30

    Started the radiotherapy today. Had to be there for 9am but no one had mentioned there was a whole different waiting area for appointments. Once we found that out we were quick to be seen. A nice gentleman went through what was happening again, checking that I knew what to expect and going over possible...
  • Blog Post: Top tips for coping with radiotherapy

    I am a therapy radiographer who has been involved in delivering radiotherapy, education and research. My top tips have evolved from listening to the questions that patients have asked, dealing with their problems during treatment, and from talking to colleagues. Visit the radiotherapy department before...
  • Blog Post: Day 48 - Consultants, insurance, eating more calories and waiting......

    The second appointment with the consultant was last Friday. He feels a bit like an old friend now, and I recognise the nurse too, so it's a comfortable experience now. Explained to him the results of everything that's happened since I last saw him and the dates for RT starting next week. He...
  • Blog Post: Onwards

    Radiotherapy finished last Friday and somehow I feel like I've just woken up and nearly a week has passed. How on earth did that happen? I get to see the lovely haematologist next week to check on how it went but I generally they all seem to think they achieved what they wanted to. Huzzah! ...
  • Blog Post: Day 40- Radiotherapy Planning visit, mask making

    Got a call on Friday asking me to come in for the radio therapy planning meeting at 10.30 today. The visit started with a trip up stairs to the chemo ward to have a blood test and a cannula fitted as apparently they wanted to inject me with some kind if dye to get better images for my first scan. The...
  • Blog Post: The Neck that was NOT in my head (and other tales)

    So yesterday I had clinic review as well as a lovely 1.5 hour wait for my radiotherapy appointment. Apparently treatment room 8 was where the party was because it was the only delayed area. As usual the staff were fabulous and I had a decent wait - I really can't praise the Freeman enough. It seems...
  • Blog Post: Summer Side Effects

    They say you ought to be careful in the winter because the cold can cause havoc to the population's elderly. They never remember to tell people that it's just as likely in the blistering heat of the summer months. This latest heat wave has seen two relatives die and another two admitted to hospital...
  • Blog Post: The halfway mark!

    My compulsion to write about every inch of my not so exciting existence has waned somewhat since I re-discovered what it's like to sleep, and boy can I sleep right now! Today was the first day I managed to stay awake, just about, for a full day. I'm sure this new found desire to sleep all...
  • Blog Post: Olympic sleeping champion

    After months of finding it almost impossible to sleep, I appear to have skipped to the other end of the spectrum and now can barely keep myself awake. Call me The Sleeper - defender of beds, pillows and nap times! If there's a doze to be had, I'm there! I'll conquer unconsciousness, one snuggled...
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