[CANCER] Event for ‘Younger Women’ with Secondaries with @BCCare #YoungerWomenTogether

When I wrote about how good the 'Younger Women Together' event for women with primary cancer (under 45) was, I never anticipated that I'd be back so soon for an event for younger women with secondaries (or metastatic cancer)! I am, however, very grateful for the fact that these events exist, because it just helps so much to be in a space with other women who are in the same situation to you. Introductions//Thyroid Scan…

[CANCER] Moving Forward Course with @BCCare

So today, I've just finished the 'Moving Forward' course run in partnership between Breast Cancer Care and hospital trusts (Stockport in my case). For 3 hours over the past 4 weeks, around 12 of us have gathered in a (rather hot and stuffy) room at Stepping Hill Hospital to think about where next. In the past, people used to finish hospital based treatment and effectively 'waved goodbye', but this is the point at which help…

[CANCER] A Space for Sharing, play by @DeadEarnest for @Space4Sharing

On Friday I went to watch 'A Space for Sharing', a play by Dead Earnest, resulting from research undertaken by the research project 'A Shared Space & A Space for Sharing'. Made it for the play on social media/breast cancer. #spaceforsharing A post shared by Bex Lewis (@drbexl) on Jun 1, 2018 at 10:22am PDT They’ve not tweeted for a while but I’m interested in @space4sharing play by @deadearnest re social media/breast cancer. #cancerlife #breastcancer…

[MEDIA] ‘What can I do to help?’ How to support someone through treatment with @BCCare #BreastCancer

So, I may not be able to teach this year, and having lumps of sick time for chemo recovery, although hoping next day or two I'll be back working at home, just clearing a few untidy decks after the last 11+ days of nausea. I REALLY don't want to do the next chemotherapy, but obviously I will... I have, however, chatted to Breast Cancer Care, and they've put together a blog post based upon some…

[CANCER] Weekend Away with @BCCare #YoungerWomenTogether #BreastCancer

This weekend, I've just spent a really helpful, encouraging and uplifting weekend with 43 other women, all under 45, all undergoing treatment (or maximum 3 years on from treatment) for breast cancer. The weekend was provided by Breast Cancer Care "the only UK wide charity providing care, information and support to people affected by breast cancer". When first diagnosed, the resource pack provided by the charity was really helpful in helping me (kind of) get my…