[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…

[CANCER] Time for another ‘big op’ – the oophorectomy #BusyLivingWithMets

So, it's over a week since my operation, and mostly I have been sleeping, sleeping, sleeping, a bit of TV, quite a bit of reading, and a lot of sleeping, interspersed by short visits from a few friends, and Pokewalks around the block... Anyway ... bit of a ramble coming up, may be TMI for some people (but might help others going through same procedure later), and warning, is a pic of what I think…

[CANCER] Trying to find ‘the new normal’

When it looked like it was 'back to normal' last year, even though I was already being tested for the forthcoming secondary diagnosis, of course I very much hoped that it wouldn't be that ... but it was, and it's been a hard year trying to come to terms with what at times truly feels like a 'life-limiting disease' in the widest sense ... Operation Ovaries I got my stable scan about a month ago,…

[CANCER] Completing the @MaggiesCentres ‘Living with Stress’ Course

So, yesterday I finished a 6-week course at Maggie's on 'managing stress'. The course is designed for those who have had a diagnosis of cancer (or those close to them), as diagnosis, surgery, treatments, and ongoing treatment are all 'difficult and testing times' - leading to extra stress, intense emotion, tiredness and irritability:   Week 1: Stress and Breathing We talked about theories around stress, and the fact that cancer leaves you at a 'higher…
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