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  • Blog Post: Help! what,when,how to talk to a spouse who is notgoing to recover from advanced cancer?

    Can anybody help or advise me?My husband of 40+ years has terminal cancer and our daughter is so angry with me as she says I am not being up front with him about the fact that he isn't going to recover!I am caring for him at home with some much appreciated help from various sources(not from our McMillan...
  • Blog Post: results are back

    well folks my biopsy results are back, after cursing the nhs they turned up the next morning. As they thought i have a secondary seminoma in my lymph nodes in the pelvic region. They had me in the Beatson today in glasgow and once a bed becomes available they are going to start me on a regime of three...
  • Blog Post: Hospice Pampering day! kidney cancer lymph nodes cancer secondary

    Hi people Just thought I'd tell you I had fun today! I started my weekly visit at Paul Bevan house (Hospice care), where you are pampered, can do art & crafts have reflexology massages have your hair cut, have a lovely lunch, yoga, afternoon tea & cake! The bonus is that you can meet other...
  • Blog Post: laughing and crying or both together!

    I am new to all this blogging but I have been reading all the blogs and I find my self crying over peoples desperate stories and crying over the light hearted ones and jokes. Haven't cried since all my cancer happened, thanks I feel so much better for it. Gill K
  • Blog Post: Oh Silent Night!

    I've been struggling since the sudden death of a friend in November. Emotional disturbances have always impacted on my apetite, and I let slip the careful nutritional plan I have been following for most of the previous twelve months. We had a horrible time dashing about overdoing things trying to...
  • Blog Post: rest in peace linda 52.

    some sad news folks just found out today linda passed away on the 17 th of october. my sincerce condolansces to the family . i hadnt spoke to her for some time time as she had become quite poorly and evenually passed away peacefully in the hospice.
  • Blog Post: Fun at Nottingham - and I don't mean Goose Fair

    Last Thursday I emailed PALS. They are supposed to respond with an acknowledgement within two working days. As today is now the fourth working day on and nothing, I had another hunt on the web. It's rather confusing, with very little information on making a complaint, so I telephoned the City Hospital...
  • Blog Post: Mysteries at the Mars Bar

    Firstly thank you to everyone who send best wishes or thought about me today. I was called in early, and sat pen poised over big sheet of paper, ready for a good long list of all the mets that have developed over the course of my treatment-free 15 months. Dr Ann M knocks on door (how polite), and has...
  • Blog Post: Five Key Issues Tackled by me.

    As many of you know, my old hospital gave me just "3-4 months" in May 2007, so I should have been pushing up my holly-tree a minimum of ten months ago. Not only am I alive, but I am very much alive! As they said there was nothing else that they could do for me (except treat peri-terminal conditions...
  • Blog Post: Go t' the Foot of Our Stairs!

    This follows on from my '"Definitely Not a Year" Year Blog'. As I said there, on my way home from aromatherapy on the anniversary of my "3-4 months" verdict, I called in at the Oncology Department and handed over a greetings card telling them that I was still alive. This...
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