[CANCER] Catchup with Oncologist whilst #BusyLivingWithMets

I'm still recovering from my operation, but it was time for another appointment with the oncologist this morning. I'm kind of hoping this is what my cancer blogs will look like from now on, maybe reporting that energy has improved a lot, but otherwise no great changes - let's see! Every scan/meeting with oncologist comes with potential for change in treatment, news of progression, etc ... and that pushes your head all over the place,…

[CANCER] Time for another ‘big op’ – the oophorectomy #BusyLivingWithMets

So, it's over a week since my operation, and mostly I have been sleeping, sleeping, sleeping, a bit of TV, quite a bit of reading, and a lot of sleeping, interspersed by short visits from a few friends, and Pokewalks around the block... Anyway ... bit of a ramble coming up, may be TMI for some people (but might help others going through same procedure later), and warning, is a pic of what I think…

[CANCER] Completing the @MaggiesCentres ‘Living with Stress’ Course

So, yesterday I finished a 6-week course at Maggie's on 'managing stress'. The course is designed for those who have had a diagnosis of cancer (or those close to them), as diagnosis, surgery, treatments, and ongoing treatment are all 'difficult and testing times' - leading to extra stress, intense emotion, tiredness and irritability:   Week 1: Stress and Breathing We talked about theories around stress, and the fact that cancer leaves you at a 'higher…
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