HELPING ME HELPING YOU

  • COLLATERAL DAMAGE

    I’m feeling a little dark and even bitter today. Those of us waiting for life-saving cancer surgery or treatment are experiencing cancellations and indefinitely long waiting times. We are the invisible collateral damage in this pandemic. I spok...
    • 3 Jan 2021
  • WAITING ...

    Waiting, waiting, waiting. At times, it’s unbearable. I’ve known I had cancer since the end of October. I’ve jumped through all the hoops, done all the tests, and waited. Tomorrow is January and I’m still waiting. This has to ...
    • 31 Dec 2020
  • POCKETS OF SANITY

    In  midst of all the panic, terror, catastrophe thinking, sleeplessness, bouts of sobbing, and more, something in me has remained surprisingly sane. Something small but steady has a what to do. One thing it knew to do was martial a support netwo...
    • 30 Dec 2020
  • TAILSPIN AND CATASTROPHE THINKING

    Some part of me went into ‘catastrophe overdrive’ in those days after the scan. I consulted a solicitor to write a will, pulled out of a house purchase, signed up for Amazon Prime, ordered supplements, gave up coffee, alcohol, sugar. I ev...
    • 29 Dec 2020
  • EARLY SIGNS

    Could I have caught this earlier? I can’t help asking the question. Were there signs and symptoms that I missed? I’ve always trusted my body to know what it’s doing. I didn’t get freaked out by menopause. Changes are what we w...
    • 28 Dec 2020