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A special case

Three weeks have slipped by again and I await the call from “my” nurse about Monday’s herceptin dose…Hopefully it will be a short, sharp shock (aka injection) rather than being infused (which makes it sound rather more of an “active” pursuit than it is!). 231 more words

Fizzy and fuzzy

OK…I have been persuaded it is time to “see someone” to try and uncover why I am collapsing left, right and centre. “Someone” is the GP and today’s the day. 150 more words

The bottom of the wardrobe and other stories

Before I am even dressed on Sunday I decide to clear out the bottom of the wardrobe. It has to be done in the face of our impending move but crouching and bending positions don’t sit well with breathing so I go at it like a mad thing, pulling everything out and then looking at it. 1,074 more words

Tangling With Cancer

I am not yet dead

I wish that people would stop talking to me about end of life care. First it was the GP, then the psychologist. The end result may be that they understand how a cancer patient feels or they understand me better but from my perspective, it’s given me nightmares and I feel really upset about it. 251 more words

Tangling With Cancer

Sorry, this may be upsetting

Sometimes I wonder how people find my blog. Like the recent day which saw a huge number of hits from Kazakhstan – brilliant – and the steady number of readers from Switzerland, where I know no-one. 1,150 more words

Tangling With Cancer

Life according to Eeyore

“It’s snowing still,” said Eeyore gloomily.

“So it is.”

“And freezing.”

“Is it?”

“Yes,” said Eeyore. “However,” he said, brightening up a little, “we haven’t had an earthquake lately.” 235 more words


Time is a funny thing. The same measure of time – let’s say, a year – can all at once feel fast and slow. If you’re a parent, think about your child’s first birthday, or in our case, the anniversary of his arrival into our home. 827 more words