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  • 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: 2013

    Little update of what happened, even though i still dont know details. Lots of concern in me as first big batch of cancer n chemo i coped fine with, this second lot has taken my year away. In Dec they wanted to give me 5fu for the secondary sore breast that turned up after bowel shrunk. So couldnt get...
  • Blog Post: 4th or 2B lot of ABVD

    Not long had my ABVD and feeling ok other than the shock of being told my Chemo is booked until March 2013! My consultant had said I should only need two or three rounds! We are hoping they book more 'Just In Case' apparently it's easier to cancel appointments..... Not been feeling...
  • Blog Post: ..hospital admission for husband

    Thurs 25th Unfortunately Alan did have a bad night last night, he could not keep water down and was vomiting every hour. At 6.45am my son went off to his football tournament and at 8am we rang the line straight to the oncology ward. They said they were full and could we ring the GP. My daughter went...
  • Blog Post: A long day...

    Weds 24th, I did not plan for a busy day but it turned out to be crazy . Alan had a restless night, but was not sick in the night.The puppy woke up at 6, everyone else laid in till 9. Alan had no appetite but drank more water which was good, he hates the taste of water and most squashes so it's been...
  • Blog Post: sickness relief

    please can someone help. my dad has liver cancer and is currently having chemo, he feels sick 24/7 and is sick at least once a day. he's on anti sickness tab's but not much relief. he can each the stem ginger at the mo as its too sweet. ginger wine helps a bit but does anyone have any tips they...
  • Blog Post: treatment a week later than normal?

    Hi guys, I've just had a lovely cruise holiday while actually on treatment. The doctor gave me 4 weeks between treatments rather than 3 because the Topetecan I have needs 5 daily sessions and with Easter and bank holidays it leaves 3 weeks when I can't have it. We are doing 2 x 4 weeks instead...
  • Blog Post: Wondering why I have never written a blog before...?

    I am well and truly on my way on this cancer journey now & I cant believe that so far I havent written a blog.... I suppose until now I have managed to keep myself very busy & havent really had the time to. Now just about to start my 3rd Cycle on Chemo Im in the house a great deal more &...
  • Blog Post: Karen's Catch-Up #14 - stem cell transplant part 1

    February 8 th My dongle’s not working in this room! Wait for bloods to come back then 9.15pm start eating 12 simpsons ice poles to try and numb mouth before Melphalan. 20 minute infusion. Half dozed off after the 7 th lolly for 10 minutes - wonder if I’ll pay for that lapse in concentration...
  • Blog Post: I feel angry at the District Nurse

    As some of you may know, my mum is currently ill with AML, Acute Myeloid Leukaemia. She is on Hydroxycarbamide Chemo tabs and they have upped to help the blasts go down. She is really struggling to eat and even though she is having really small amounts, she is still drinking liquids. She is in bed most...
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