[FUNDING/RESEARCH/CANCER] Onto Second Round for Social Media Bid with @MacmillanCancer

Macmillan, a cancer charity, seeks to undertake research with impact, keen to invest 'in research that will deliver long term benefits for people living with cancer'. As someone who has found herself in 'the cancer world', and as a digital researcher, I was not surprised to find how helpful Facebook groups (along with other social media, and the occasional foray into an official forum) were in helping source information, especially when appointments with the medical…

#EmptyShelf2018: June Reads

So in June I read the following: The Cancer Survivor's Companion: Practical Ways to Cope with Your Feelings After Cancer by Frances Goodhart My rating: 5 of 5 stars I’m wavering between 4-5 for this book - I can’t think what I’d do differently, but also didn’t underline loads of stuff! The general feeling that I got from it was that there is a lot of good-sound and practical advice in there. A lot around…

[CANCER] Quarter of the way through #Radiotherapy

After last week's #Take1 for radiotherapy, this Tuesday we went for #Take2. I had to go back into the CT scanner on Thursday (didn't need to see the Dr), and new measurements were taken, and then the planning has to be done, so they couldn't start that day. Everyone who's done chemotherapy says this is a 'walk in the park' compared to chemo, although one of the staff in Maggie's (and various others who have…

[CANCER] Celebrating Clear Scans + @macmillancancer Digital Nurse #BreastCancer

Tomorrow is 6-weeks post-surgery, time that has gone both fast and slow... Last time I wrote I'd had the pathology returned, and had had scans as to whether the cancer had spread... and had succumbed to a wound infection. Apparently having bone and CT scans are pretty normal, but I hadn't expected them, so that sounded like pretty bad news! So it was with a lot of nervousness that I went in, to be told that…