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  • Blog Post: If the Haematologist is Santa...

    What does that make the radiologist? Chief fryer? King of all things butt-kicking!? Cancer Killer Extraordinaire? I'd be lying through my teeth if I said I wasn't a little apprehensive about my assessment for radiotherapy tomorrow but equally it's another step forward and there is no downside...
  • Blog Post: Making choices about your treatment? Compare hospitals online

    My Cancer Treatment is a new website for England to help you make informed choices about your treatment. We’ve all heard of price comparison websites – this is the same idea, but it lets you compare NHS hospitals and cancer services. If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer, have you...
  • Blog Post: The Gift of Radiotherapy

    Yep you heard me, I am bloody thrilled! I had my appointment with the haematologist this morning (not that I keep banging on about it or anything) and went through the results of the tests. They took more blood but I guess that's part of their interest so why not. My lovely haematologist told...
  • Blog Post: Side effects webchat – Tuesday 6 May

    Nurse Kate and pharmacist Lizzie will be in our chatroom on Tuesday evening to answer your questions about the side effects of treatment. Cancer treatment can cause many different side effects, including nausea, hair loss, fatigue and mouth problems. What side effects you get will depend on your treatment...
  • Blog Post: What questions should you ask your medical team?

    When you get the news you have cancer, it can be hard to take in anything else. So many people say that everything afterwards is a bit of a blur, and they don’t remember anything else they’ve been told. You may have a million and one questions to ask before treatment – or you may...
  • Blog Post: Update

    well one might say it has been a successful day for me today. Have arranged a couple of socials and visits, had a visitor, had a phone call from a good friend (very difficult to express feelings this way - blog much easier), made headway on additional food via mouth (including a stab at some tuna and...
  • Blog Post: TechnoJoy

    Have just Sussed out how to add to my blog via my new iPhone so expect a long post tomorrow. Generally speaking I am physically feeling better but reliant on my brilliant wife to look after me due to med requirements and not being able to drive etc. am oh so conscious that I am not communicating by voice...
  • Blog Post: Slow Release Pain Relief

    Now 0130hrs and am just waiting for PEG feed to force down a few more millilitres so I can tick another portion off my nutrition list. Switched to long lasting pain relief yesterday evening. Good news is that the tablet offers 12 hours pain relief, therefore in theory that could equal twelve hours unbroken...
  • Blog Post: On to Morphine...

    Finally realised that I had to step up pain relief to morphine last night. My account of last night is pretty graphic so skip this blog if you need to... First spoonful at 5pm made me feel a little nauseous, a bit light headed and slightly number to the pain. I soon realised that the initial dosage of...
  • Blog Post: Pain Train Gathers Speed

    Started tube feeding yesterday (Monday) evening, and was really lazy by not eating anything by mouth. Made up for it by drinking a thick tasty beverage in the form of a chocolate complan shake (its about as good as it gets!). Stomach gurgled throughout the night. Despite being given the morphine yesterday...