[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…

[CANCER] Lymphoedema Appointment

So, this morning it was time for another appointment, this time to sort out my lymphedema/lymphoedema (apparently the first is America, the second the English spelling - my phone as decided it recognises the former!):   View this post on Instagram   It’s #waitingroomfeet to sort the Lymphedema ... A post shared by Bex Lewis (@drbexl) on Oct 28, 2019 at 3:10am PDT The breast unit has only just moved to The Nightingale Centre, and this…
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