[LIFE/CANCER] Nearly 4 weeks in New Zealand amongst #COVID19 Crisis

So, when I got on a plane to New Zealand around 4 weeks ago, who knew that by this point at least 1/4 of the world would be in lockdown, and there would be so much uncertainty about when this would all finish Yesterday I spoke to John Pantry on Inspirational Breakfast (Premier Radio) about being overseas, high risk, and not quite sure when I'll be back in the UK: I came out to New…

[CANCER] Coping with the Coronavirus when you are ‘vulnerable’, ‘high risk’ … and overseas #COVID19 #BusyLivingWithMets

It's like the world has a MAJOR case of Scanxiety ... the feeling that the other foot is just about to drop, huge amounts of uncertainty about what happens next, interrupted sleep... and, like cancer, swiftly having to get the hang of a new language - who knew what 'social distancing' was last month?! And this piece from 'Good Morning Britain' around now (also, keep an eye on fact-checking sites): Can we really 'turn the…

[CANCER] A Life Update

I met with my oncologist about 3 weeks ago, and life has continued to be cancer-busy, as I've continued to try to get my head round what has happened to me (not sure this will ever quite happen!). Since then I've met up with a few friends, been to see my parents, and then a couple more things 'cancer related' (aside from my regular treatment infusion). Dentist Who knew that cancer treatment could have such…

[CANCER] Catchup with Oncologist whilst #BusyLivingWithMets

I'm still recovering from my operation, but it was time for another appointment with the oncologist this morning. I'm kind of hoping this is what my cancer blogs will look like from now on, maybe reporting that energy has improved a lot, but otherwise no great changes - let's see! Every scan/meeting with oncologist comes with potential for change in treatment, news of progression, etc ... and that pushes your head all over the place,…

[LIFE/CANCER] Taking time in the #LakeDistrict with #RosiesBarn

It's about four weeks since my operation to remove my ovaries. Physically I am healing well, the scars are healing over well, I've not had any infections. I am still extremely exhausted/fatigued, so although the surgeon only signed me off work fro four weeks, the oncologist added another few weeks so I don't return to work til 10th February (this was expected). Mentally, I have given myself no space to stop, try and adjust to…
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