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  • Blog Post: Why Im writing this blog

    Hi My name is Dani and welcome to my blog. In 2011 I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I had mastectomy, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, IVF embryo preservation, genetic testing, lost count of how many needles! I had reconstructive surgery, diagnosed with Stage IV cancer in 2013 with half of the liver...
  • Blog Post: My story

    My Dad died on 7th March 2012 after a long battle against cancer. It was a very difficult time when he died. I was 17 at the time and I was studying my A Levels to get into University. We had been told that it was expected that he wouldn't live very long, but that didn't mean that his death wasn't...
  • Blog Post: The Cancer Club

    What's this? You have Cancer you say? Why didn't you say something? Well despite thinking I covered it all already, the world continues to turn and everyday I am finding new and surprising things about this whole topic. Here's some more. Until now I have avoided the cancer community, but...
  • Blog Post: About the Author

    My name is Eamonn. I am a husband to a surprisingly tolerant wife, and father to a five year old girl and seven year old boy. We live a very nice life in Harpenden near London. I also happen to be terminally ill. In January 2012 I was diagnosed with stage III pleural mesothelioma. That is the kind...
  • Blog Post: Not just about cancer...

    Before my diagnosis it would be fair to say I spent most of my time focusing on the standard First World obsession with conformance and consumerism. Stand out, but fit in. What postcode do you live in? How much do you earn? Are you married? How many children do you have? What car do you drive? Where...
  • 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: Hello again

    Hi Everyone, So I haven't written on here for a while. To be honest I haven't written anywhere, I haven't thought and I haven't felt. It feels weird and slightly stilted coming back here and trying to be honest with myself because I've been doing a really good job of shutting everything...
  • Blog Post: Find Macmillan in your neighbourhood

    Macmillan’s new 'In your area' page brings together all our local services and opportunities in one place. Type in your postcode or location, and can see what’s going on near you, including: services for people affected by cancer volunteering opportunities fundraising...
  • Blog Post: Missing mum

    So mum passed away in November after battling away - it was all very sudden and she did not suffer. In a strange way I felt a sense of relief knowing she was not going to have to go through months and months of deteriorating, getting worse and us having to get options for her care sorted so that she...
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