[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] Urban Axe Throwing with @WhistlePunksUK, courtesy of @ElliesFriends

When cancer strikes, it's pretty rubbish, and your life can become absorbed by medical appointments, a fear of the future - often combined with a desire to cram in as many experiences as possible as life feels more precious and there 'to be lived'. Many charities help with all kinds of aspects of cancer, but, along with the Willow Foundation (for 40 & under), and The Honey Rose Foundation, Ellie's Friends is one that I've…

I bought a @Fairphone #wearefairphone

I knew I was about due the end of my contract with Three, and I've had days where I've loved my Samsung S3, and days when I haven't, but I'm guessing no phone is perfect. Was getting excited about the idea of the Samsung S5 as apparently they'd improved loads of things on it, particularly the battery life! However, last year I became vaguely aware of the @Fairphone, and as I often make mention of…

I’m signed up for the @Great_Run (South)

At this point, I've just signed up for the Great South Run, 28th October 2012. In 2006, I was on a ski trip in January, and said that I would run the Manchester 10k (May) .. thinking it didn't sound that far... but after 1 minute on the treadmill, I was slightly dying, so joined the running club. My aim was to get it done in 1 hour 30 minutes, but I did it in 1…