[CANCER] Another Update and Some Smaller Charities for those #BusyLivingWithMets

So, it's been over a week since I got my new diagnosis (I still don't know how big/bad it is), and by now I should have had a CT guided biopsy, and a CT scan with contrast ... COVID is playing havoc with appointments, so it's going to quite a bit longer before I know exactly what's going on. I now have a COVID swab test on 14th July (don't they look just lovely, not…

[CANCER] Yes, It’s Back Again :-(

Well, so much for getting at least 2 years, and hopefully 5 years on Herceptin and Perjeta. Apparently the cancer is back - and this time it's in my sternum and chest lymph nodes - to be honest I haven't got loads of information in my head as, after the clear bloods/X-Ray scan from New Zealand, and the insistence that the pain I was feeling was torn chest muscles, I thought it was going to…

[LIFE] Mental Health, Incurable Cancer and COVID19 – A Toxic Mix

I'm currently listening to Kate Middleton on YouTube, talking about mental health in a time of COVID19. Today, she's highlighting that faith doesn't mean that the very human conditions of anxiety and depression disappear, especially in current times, when 'the end' feels completely out of sight... although some people don't seem to be treating it this way. There's some hope with the potential Astrazeneca vaccine, but no guarantees. Meantime, we're all trying to find ways…

[CANCER] Treatment in the Midst of #COVID19

Some days I feel lucky - I am receiving excellent treatment on the NHS (and having had to pay for treatment in New Zealand, it made me extra grateful), and, so far as we know, there's no progression at the moment, so I'm not having to have any of the super-high risk treatments such as surgery, radiotherapy or chemotherapy. Work, Work, WorkI also made it back safely from New Zealand, to a house that I've…

[LIFE/CANCER] 8 Weeks in New Zealand

So, what do you say, nearly 8 weeks into a trip that you dreamed of for about 8 years ... and officially coming into the last week of the planned trip - and coronavirus has completely upended everything you were trying to do! I last blogged a couple of weeks ago, when New Zealand was a couple of weeks into Level 4 lockdown. At the end of Monday, it will go to Level 3 Lockdown,…
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