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  • Blog Post: The Conservative Party Conference - Day One

    Macmillan’s Public Affairs Team is now in Birmingham for the first Conservative Party conference since their return to power in May. After 13 years in opposition, I am in no doubt that this year’s event will be full of energy and excitement. That said, the Government has already had to...
  • Blog Post: In the begining...

    A couple of months ago I was talking to my husband on webcam as he'd dashed back to the UK to be with his parents... his father had been diagnosed with cancer. I'd been to the doctor with my son... he'd had a knock playing rugby and we wanted to check all was well. Whilst he was getting...
  • Blog Post: Day one of Labour Conference - Ed's you win

    So day one for the Macmillan Team at Labour Party Conference and it won't surprise you to hear the talk is of one thing - Ed Miliband's election as the new Labour Leader. As a campaigner for the rights of people affected by cancer the first question you end up asking yourself is whether this...
  • Blog Post: HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO GET THE RESULTS OF A SCAN!

    Mum is doing well considering what she has been through and going through. She went for a scan a week ago and we have heard nothing since then, and as we were told she had 3/6 weeks to live and 4 of these weeks have gone by, surely they would let us know asap what is going on. If anything with home care...
  • Blog Post: That's What I'm Feeling Right Now...Part Duh.

    This is my second blog post. I have been a little reluctant and a little scared too. But I decided that oh well, I am going to take the plunge. I am just going to write how I am feeling. Good, bad or indifferent and I hope I don’t offend anyone. The reason I joined is because I need support. I...
  • Blog Post: That's what I am feeling right now.

    Today, just up the street, was a cluster of neighbours talking on the sidewalk. The news is that one of our neighbour’s wife died of cancer yesterday. I didn’t really see her that often and I see him slowly walking his dog occasionally. His dog is an ancient, overweight, mild mannered Jack...
  • Blog Post: Can someone help please

    Have been told mum has 3-6 weeks to live they have moved her to a hospital nearer to home and then a jr doctor says it maybe fungal lung infection and things may not be as bad as they thought. Managed to speak with the consultant who was a nasty man who could not of cared less and told me they dont really...
  • Blog Post: Simply red ...

    My mother died 14 years ago, aged 53, of ovarian cancer. She had been diagnosed five years before ... but to be truthful the cancer had probably been there since her early forties, when she was a similar age to me. For a year or two they had said she was peri-menopausal and by the time they realised...
  • Blog Post: My Reluctant Journey - at last!

    I don't know what is the matter with me but I have found it so hard to even write about my Cancer. Me and My Cancer! My Cancer and I! Which ever way I look at it, it is still with me and almost not a part of me. Although IT IS and this is why I have been trying to ignore it. Everything seems to...
  • Blog Post: You are one in a million ...

    Well, actually I am not one in a million ... I am one in 28 million. What I am not sure about is whether that makes me more or less special ....? Last weekend saw the end of the Tour de France. Yes, I know what you are saying. “ Tour de France?! What is she on? " That it is up there with my...