[CANCER] Participation in Trials

Within the last 3.5 years, I have been involved in a a number of cancer-related trials (clinical trials and quality of life trails are both important): Optima This trial is looking at testing tissue samples to try and find if you might benefit from having chemotherapy to treat your breast cancer: there is a sense […]

[CANCER] Time to Start Capecitabine

It’s not even a week since I updated about my cancer situation, but here’s a little more information. Capecitabine is a type of chemotherapy called an anti metabolite. The body changes capecitabine into a common chemotherapy drug called fluorouracil. It stops cells making and repairing DNA. Cancer cells need to make and repair DNA so […]

#EmptyShelf20: December

The Art Fiasco by Fiona Veitch Smith My rating: 5 of 5 stars I think I’ve now read all of this series up to date … and I’ve really enjoyed them all – feels like the characters are now very established and settled (not in a boring way), and there’s lovingly placed historical detail that […]

2020: What a year… and a CANCER update!

Like many, I’m looking forward to time moving forward, and hopefully emerging (once vaccinated) into some kind of resemblances of a more liveable life. Having been taught that time is a social construct, I don’t expect things to change on the stroke of midnight however (it’s also one of the reasons I’ve never done New […]

Happy Christmas 2020, and here’s to 2021

What do you write for Christmas 2020 – it’s been a strange year hasn’t it … all those plans I (and many others) blogged about in expectation of 2020, COVID19 has knocked many people off their feet … and then cancer truly came back in summer 2020 to knock me further off my feet! I […]