#EmptyShelf20: July

Books read in July: Julia Gets a Life by Lynne Barrett-Lee My rating: 3 of 5 stars A fairly mindless piece of fluff ... didn’t have the strongest storyline but suited me for a bit of nighttime reading... The Kill Fee by Fiona Veitch Smith My rating: 4 of 5 stars I realiSed partway through that I read this a couple of years ago (in paper form).... decided to keep reading because I remembered enjoying…

[CANCER] Where are we at? More appointments, more treatment, more uncertainty…

The last few weeks have been hard work, to say the least ... once again gone from working on a big bid, getting on with some writing (including a piece on using blogging to manage cancer, and wondering what might write about as treatment becomes more 'routine' - ha ha ha - I wish for routine!) to the uncertain jungle of changing diagnosis, new tumours, new treatments and fear as cancer punches me in the…

[CANCER] A totally rubbish turn of events…

So, the other week I was getting my biopsy sorted, and we thought we knew where we were heading for next steps for cancer treatment. Cancer, however, doesn't seem to like being predictable - and having gone from NEAD (No Evidence of Active Disease) and clear scans, to 'a mass' somewhere around my sternum (which I've not yet been able to visualise because of the fun of being able to get in/out of hospital in…

[CANCER] COVID Testing and a Biopsy

Another week, and a whole lot more cancer stuff going on ... Last week I found that I'd finally got my appointments! So, this week: Tuesday: COVID Test It was an early start (for me - the pregabalin I've been given for pain relief has been knocking me out) - at The Christie for 9.20am. Freaked out the person doing the questions/temperature checks by saying that I was coming in for a COVID test -…