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  • Blog Post: What happens when you have a central line or a PICC line?

    Chemotherapy, blood tests, antibiotics, intravenous fluids – if you’re going through cancer treatment, you may feel that you’re constantly having to deal with injections and needles. An alternative can be to have a central line or a PICC line inserted. These are long flexible tubes...
  • Blog Post: So Far...

    So today is Day 10 of my 63 Day treatment plan... I'm now half way through week two and so relieved! It’s not been easy, but I’ve managed … I’ve been put on a course of Chemotherapy called BEP which is a 21 day course, the reason mine is for 63 days is because I’m...
  • Blog Post: The beginning..

    I decided to man up and go to the doctors... within 3 weeks and after 2 doctors appointments, an ultrasound and an appointment with a Urologist at my local hospital I heard those dreaded words.. We think its testicular cancer Jack, my life literally flashed before me.. I froze. I'm the sort...
  • Blog Post: A tough ride...

    Well Mum had her 2nd lot of chemo yesterday, at least she knows what to expect this time and she's not looking forward to it. It's been tough watching her suffer with the pain and sickness but I'm guessing a million times harder to go through it so I just keep smiling and telling her it'll...
  • Blog Post: About us

    my name is Jodie and my beautiful mum has been diagnosed with terminal Lung cancer. It has spread but to what extent were not sure the main tumour is in her right lung and we know it's in her lymph nodes above her left collarbone. She is having another CT scan next week so we may know more then....
  • Blog Post: My first session of Chemotherapy and hair loss

    I had my first chemotherapy session towards the end of Oct 2012 and because it was my first one my mum was able to come with me. We went to the Beatson together and I signed into say I was there. When the nurse came to speak with us to go through she spoke to my mum and we had to have that awkward moment...
  • Blog Post: A Valentine Lost.

    On Friday May 16th, I lost one of my February Valentines. Sandra was one of the key members of our small band when we were undergoing chemotherapy - and now she is gone. Thankfully she was at home, surrounded by her family and a Macmillan nurse. She was sedated, but soon slipped into a coma. Our hearts...
  • Blog Post: The side effects of cancer treatment – webchat transcript

    Three experts recently joined us in the chatroom to answer your questions on the side effects of cancer treatment. Kate is a cancer information nurse from the Macmillan Support Line, Lizzie is a pharmacist and Lynne is a radiographer. They answered questions about the side effects of treatments such...
  • Blog Post: Dermatology Now!

    Finally had my appointment at Dermatology on 23rd April. He arranged for me to have 3 more blood tests and I've signed the papers to have a punch biopsy on May 6th!! He gave me Dermol 500 to wash with, Balneum emollient and 1% menthol in Aqueous cream. I do hope all this finally solves my itching...
  • Blog Post: Hit By The Chemo Train

    Well, the chemo train eventually hit me on Tuesday. I've been suffering with pain and a little bleeding due to hemorrhoids, although I don't have constipation. I think it's more inflammation as Ibuprofen seems to help a little. I didn't take any for a couple of days as back pain was more...
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