[CANCER] Yes, It’s Back Again :-(

Well, so much for getting at least 2 years, and hopefully 5 years on Herceptin and Perjeta. Apparently the cancer is back - and this time it's in my sternum and chest lymph nodes - to be honest I haven't got loads of information in my head as, after the clear bloods/X-Ray scan from New Zealand, and the insistence that the pain I was feeling was torn chest muscles, I thought it was going to…

[CANCER] Treatment in the Midst of #COVID19

Some days I feel lucky - I am receiving excellent treatment on the NHS (and having had to pay for treatment in New Zealand, it made me extra grateful), and, so far as we know, there's no progression at the moment, so I'm not having to have any of the super-high risk treatments such as surgery, radiotherapy or chemotherapy. Work, Work, WorkI also made it back safely from New Zealand, to a house that I've…

[LIFE/CANCER] 6 Weeks in New Zealand

So, we're over 2 weeks into lockdown in New Zealand (and since I last wrote). I don't know about you, but I'm still feeling so tired and weighed down.... I feel super grateful that I'm safe, looked after, and it looks like I can get all my meds here (even if I have to pay for them), but obviously this is not the trip that was anticipated, and the anxiety I have been left with…

[CANCER] Coping with the Coronavirus when you are ‘vulnerable’, ‘high risk’ … and overseas #COVID19 #BusyLivingWithMets

It's like the world has a MAJOR case of Scanxiety ... the feeling that the other foot is just about to drop, huge amounts of uncertainty about what happens next, interrupted sleep... and, like cancer, swiftly having to get the hang of a new language - who knew what 'social distancing' was last month?! And this piece from 'Good Morning Britain' around now (also, keep an eye on fact-checking sites): Can we really 'turn the…

[LIFE] A Week In New Zealand

This time last week, I was still rushing around doing last minute work tasks, and thinking again 'have I got everything I need, and, more to the point, what have I got that I don't need' - whilst wondering if the Coronavirus is going to mess anything up ... but the flights were go... go... go... Getting To New Zealand Well, we started smoothly - Andrew offered me a lift, and we were surprised at…
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