[CANCER] So what’s been going on?

I am struggling HUGELY with fatigue - I feel like I spend my whole week just about managing to fit in work (and yes, I'm still trying to do too much)/making food during the week, along with swimming/yogalates and the odd Pokewalk to try and improve my physical and mental health, taking Friday off (as leave) at the moment to give myself a breather, and using the weekend to do a bit more sorting (onto…

[CANCER] It’s Metastatic Cancer Awareness Day

It's Metastatic Breast Cancer awareness today. This is a tricky topic, as most people don't know what it is Many primary patients don't want to hear about it - but no oncologist/surgeon can promise you are cured - and as with the standard awareness campaigns - the sooner any new tumour is found, the better - so you need to stay aware too. This time last year I didn't know it was going to be…

#EmptyShelf19: September

This month I have read: Ticking Off Breast Cancer by Sara Liyanage My rating: 5 of 5 stars I have connected with Sara online over the past couple of years, as she was ahead of me on the 'breast cancer journey' (we're not a fan of that phrase), and had lots of great advice to pass on. I also used her website quite a bit, so really happy to see that she has put all…

[CANCER] Saying Goodbye to the Breast Team at @StockportNHS

Well, you know posters still have their place. I saw this en route to one of my regular treatments further down the corridor, although thankfully one of the Breast Cancer Nurses had rung me to ask if I could post information around on any of the Breast Cancer Facebook groups I was on. Communications? I've been a bit disappointed with how 'the system' has (not) worked for this. First I heard that something was happening…

[CANCER] From Silence to Noise

From everything being quite quiet on the cancer front, it feels like this week has been full of it in various ways so far, especially impacting me with a lack of (quality) sleep, and a lack of concentration!! The weekend was busy, much busier than I'd expected - I got to see an old friend (stayed overnight to reduce energy expenditure), my cousin came and helped me put up picture frames that have been sat…
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