[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…

[CANCER] How to Help: A practical guide to supporting people undergoing chemotherapy.

A friend of mine is putting together content to be given to friends and family who may be seeking to help out people, like me, who live on their own or are e.g. single parents, but also those seeking to help more widely. She wants to keep the content simple, but would appreciate some feedback on how helpful this seems, especially from those undergoing chemotherapy (what do you want/not want), and as a friend/family what…

[MEDIA] Question Health: The Big C with @UCLan, hosted by @iAmLaurenMahon #YouMeBigC

Question Health: The Big C took place at UCLan, Victoria Mill, Burnley on 6 February 2019. The full debate was broadcast on Showcase, SKY Channel 192 (Free Sat Channel 161) on Wednesday 10 April 2019, 7.00pm-8.00pm. The debate is hosted by Lauren Mahon from BBC 5 Live ‘You, Me and the Big C’. The panel consists of clinicians and academics addressing questions from the audience that cover many aspects of the diagnosis and management of…

#EmptyShelf19: March

This month I've read that: Late Fragments: Everything I Want to Tell You by Kate Gross My rating: 5 of 5 stars I only meant to start this book, but I finished it in one sitting. A really lively book, with much humour and insight into the life of a woman (younger than me) writing near the end of her time. Following hard on reading Rachael Bland’s book, there’s a challenge to live well, to…
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