[CANCER] Week 3 of Treatment: Plodding Along

And there we are, another week has passed since I blogged, so I'm now 3/18 treatments of the current plan (before I get scanned, and we see if this drug is doing anything, and if it is, we keep going). Friday/Weekend So, still making sure I get out for that little walk every day (Fri/Sat - with a 'Bear Hug' in the post) - some days it's 1500 steps, some it's more ... all feels…

[CANCER/MEDIA] Talking with @Sarah_Montague on @BBCWorldatOne on @BBCRadio4

This morning I was rung by the production team from World at One, on BBC Radio 4, who had heard my BBC Radio 5 Live piece, and wanted to run something similar. There is a lot of rumbling about the number of people who have missed diagnoses (anticipated 18,000-35,000), and how those with ongoing treatment (such as me) have been affected by COVID and its impact upon health services. (Listen here; Audio file) There's a…

[CANCER] Where are we at? More appointments, more treatment, more uncertainty…

The last few weeks have been hard work, to say the least ... once again gone from working on a big bid, getting on with some writing (including a piece on using blogging to manage cancer, and wondering what might write about as treatment becomes more 'routine' - ha ha ha - I wish for routine!) to the uncertain jungle of changing diagnosis, new tumours, new treatments and fear as cancer punches me in the…

[CANCER] COVID Testing and a Biopsy

Another week, and a whole lot more cancer stuff going on ... Last week I found that I'd finally got my appointments! So, this week: Tuesday: COVID Test It was an early start (for me - the pregabalin I've been given for pain relief has been knocking me out) - at The Christie for 9.20am. Freaked out the person doing the questions/temperature checks by saying that I was coming in for a COVID test -…
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