[CANCER] What’s going on – it’s all going on!

When I first started this ‘cancer journey’ (what a horrible term), Andrew Graystone said to me, you describe yourself as a life explorer, just here there’s another aspect of life (albeit unwanted)… and that’s how I’ve tried to live with this cancer … but sometimes it’s flipping hard work. Super thankful that Andrew and Jane – and many others – remain alongside me, especially as we struggle with the extra layer of COVID. When I…

[CANCER] Progress with Capecitabine, and appointment for Lymphedema

Well, this past week or so has gone both fast and slow since I started the Capecitabine... My cousin, who has been cooking, cleaning, etc. for me, had to go back to London after 3 weeks - but has made such a difference having support as try and adjust to this new treatment! We're keeping an eye on when vaccines might make a difference, or again, she will isolate, test, and travel at quiet time,…

[CANCER] Time to Start Capecitabine

It's not even a week since I updated about my cancer situation, but here's a little more information. Capecitabine is a type of chemotherapy called an anti metabolite. The body changes capecitabine into a common chemotherapy drug called fluorouracil. It stops cells making and repairing DNA. Cancer cells need to make and repair DNA so they can grow and multiply. Cancer Research UK Weekend Well, the weekend was lovely, having seen in New Year's Eve…

[CANCER] A rather exhausted update

It was only a couple of weeks ago that I updated everyone as to where we were at on treatment, that I'd had a pleural effusion (fluid on the lungs) identified, though oncologist thinks that it's the toxicity of the treatment causing breathing issues, rather than the effusion itself .. Still very tired, planned to write this yesterday, but nope ... but after watching a Zoom nativity this morning, and a catch up session with…