[LIFE] Mental Health, Incurable Cancer and COVID19 – A Toxic Mix

I'm currently listening to Kate Middleton on YouTube, talking about mental health in a time of COVID19. Today, she's highlighting that faith doesn't mean that the very human conditions of anxiety and depression disappear, especially in current times, when 'the end' feels completely out of sight... although some people don't seem to be treating it this way. There's some hope with the potential Astrazeneca vaccine, but no guarantees. Meantime, we're all trying to find ways…

#EmptyShelf20: February

To be honest, I've been watching a lot of Silent Witness this month, and returning to work, so less reading opportunities, but I've read 3 shorter books, all of which I rate highly: Cancer Made Me a Shallower Person: A Memoir in Comics by Miriam Engelberg My rating: 5 of 5 stars Well, this book made me snort out loud several times. It's not that long (excellent for those of us with messed up cancer…

[ACADEMIC/CANCER] New Facebook Group on Cancer/Social Media

I have just set up a new Facebook group called 'Social Media and Cancer 'Research Project''. The current description is: This group is a private group (can be found by searching, but entries can't be seen) created in association with a research project in development to investigate social media and cancer. The project wants to understand how and why people are using social media with/affected by cancer, and wants to 'make the lived experience better'.…

[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…

[CANCER] The Sound of Silence

I have been quite silent about cancer on this blog for a while ... in fact the last one was when I was feeling super bleak about everything - I wanted to check out of life, work, everything ... fortunately I had four weeks of annual leave booked and some life renewing time with friends. I’ve been far too tired to blog (and my laptop is misbehaving too, so which doesn’t help)... but I do…
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