[LIFE/CANCER] Planning a Funeral

Apparently, millenials are increasingly planning their own funerals, at a session a Maggies Manchester we talked about the fact that although death may seem (a lot) closer after a cancer diagnosis, the only certainty in life is that we all die! It's a conversation that has come up other places too, such as the #YouMeBigC podcast, the UCLAN event, a previous blog on here, and this excellent book: With the End in Mind: Dying, Death,…

[LIFE EXPLORER] Playing with #WizardsUnite

Now, you know I've enjoyed playing with PokemonGo (and I still am), but just over a week ago Wizards Unite was released by Niantic (the same people as make PokemonGo), based upon Harry Potter. When PokemonGo was released 3 years ago, we all said if they released a Harry Potter version we'd all been there. That game has been released, it seems with a lot less fuss from the press (because it's not the first,…

[CANCER] (Not) Managing Fatigue

' You set such high standards for yourself' ... a comment I get a lot ... and it's very true. I expect that I can do my job well (contribution to society, be a good team player, produce publications, give good feedback, etc), be a good friend, exercise, eat 'well', do what I said I would, etc ... I don't think it's sunk in that cancer is for life (and TBH even if I hadn't…