#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…

[MEDIA] Talking about Faith, Uncertainty and Cancer for @BBCRadio4 for Lent

I have just returned from recording for the BBC Radio 4 Lent Talks, with my episode to be broadcast 27th March 2019 at 8.45pm (when I will link to iPlayer, and post up my script - although note we changed a few words as we recorded).   View this post on Instagram   Done my recording for BBC Radio 4 Lent Talk. #cancer #faith #uncertainty. On 27 March 8.45pm A post shared by Bex Lewis…

[CANCER] Talking to the Oncologist about Treatment Plans on #WorldCancerDay #BusyLivingWithMets

So, today has been a funny day... it's #WorldCancerDay, so social media is full of extra content encouraging us all to be vigilant in looking for symptoms of any kind of cancer, and to keep focusing on funding to be able to provide more treatments. My (new) cancer if I'd had it 10-12 years ago would have been 'I'm sorry, there's not much we can do longterm', whereas now there are a range of very…

[CHARITY/CANCER] Partaking in the #Swimathon with @mmu_business staff

As I've written on the page, which is for all of our friends to sponsor us: Cancer has truly got in the way of my life since August 2017, when I was diagnosed with aggressive breast cancer. After going through surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, and hormone therapy (documented on https://drbexl.co.uk/category/cancer/), I hoped that the 'cancer treadmill' was flattening out. My colleagues and I, lecturers in digital marketing at Manchester Metropolitan University, therefore signed up to participate in…

[CANCER] Feeling all the Feels? #BreastCancer #BusyLivingWithMets

So, it's been four days since the diagnosis. Overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and support from others, and the anger that others have AT cancer on my behalf, those not expecting too many replies, take time to read the blog, etc. I found it quite interesting that this time round, unlike the primary diagnosis, people knew that I was in the waiting room, and the lack of post gave a lot away before I…