[CANCER] What’s going on – it’s all going on!

When I first started this ‘cancer journey’ (what a horrible term), Andrew Graystone said to me, you describe yourself as a life explorer, just here there’s another aspect of life (albeit unwanted)… and that’s how I’ve tried to live with this cancer … but sometimes it’s flipping hard work. Super thankful that Andrew and Jane – and many others – remain alongside me, especially as we struggle with the extra layer of COVID. When I…

[CANCER] Progress with Capecitabine, and appointment for Lymphedema

Well, this past week or so has gone both fast and slow since I started the Capecitabine... My cousin, who has been cooking, cleaning, etc. for me, had to go back to London after 3 weeks - but has made such a difference having support as try and adjust to this new treatment! We're keeping an eye on when vaccines might make a difference, or again, she will isolate, test, and travel at quiet time,…

[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 that chemotherapy is over-prescribed, so the hope is that less people will need to have it. It gave me a…

[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 they can grow and multiply. Cancer Research UK Weekend Well, the weekend was lovely, having seen in New Year's Eve…

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 Year's Resolutions - also, they are set up to fail, and if I want to try something new, I'll do…
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