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  • Blog Post: The Neck that was NOT in my head (and other tales)

    So yesterday I had clinic review as well as a lovely 1.5 hour wait for my radiotherapy appointment. Apparently treatment room 8 was where the party was because it was the only delayed area. As usual the staff were fabulous and I had a decent wait - I really can't praise the Freeman enough. It seems...
  • Blog Post: Summer Side Effects

    They say you ought to be careful in the winter because the cold can cause havoc to the population's elderly. They never remember to tell people that it's just as likely in the blistering heat of the summer months. This latest heat wave has seen two relatives die and another two admitted to hospital...
  • 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: Olympic sleeping champion

    After months of finding it almost impossible to sleep, I appear to have skipped to the other end of the spectrum and now can barely keep myself awake. Call me The Sleeper - defender of beds, pillows and nap times! If there's a doze to be had, I'm there! I'll conquer unconsciousness, one snuggled...
  • Blog Post: Three appointments in one day

    That lesser known Crowded House song. Today has been a bit of a long day. I've seen the radiology band (there were 5 of them), the oncologist and the GP. The GP was seen last and honestly I want harm to come to one of us after my most recent chat with him. How does a man who claims to be so...
  • Blog Post: Mentally Ready

    I think it's fair to say that with just one day left at work, I'm ready to let go. Mentally I've very little room for any more. I've been carrying cancer, a project, a team of nearly 20 and the various emotional needs of the people around me since I got cancer, for 3 and a half months...
  • Blog Post: One more down

    Two more days at work to go. I'm all out of steam because my head's done in and I'm exhausted but I'm hanging on. I'm on annual leave all next week anyway so aside from Peak District-ing, seeing a couple of friends and a whole heap of hospital appointments/radiotherapy, I'll be...
  • Blog Post: A Funny Turn of Events

    Things have been on the tad random side over the last three months and I suppose it goes to show no matter what hand you're dealt in life, there's always a move to make and always a bright side if you're willing to look for it. Who'd have thought three months ago I'd be looking for...
  • Blog Post: Don't suffocate me in your bosom!

    Today I've had the brain of a mongoose that was recently in head on collision with a tank. I managed to forget I two meetings I was meant to attend (so didn't), nearly forgot to pick up my medication and then got home only to realise I'd put a collander in the washing machine instead of the...
  • Blog Post: Collecting 'ologists'

    Today I met with my oncologist, not my radiologist, so now I have 3 'ologists' if you count my haematologist too. Do you get a prize when you get to a certain number? Last night I discovered Hairy still up and about at 2am, clearly not coping with everything that's going on. I urged him...
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