[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] Moving Forward Course with @BCCare

So today, I've just finished the 'Moving Forward' course run in partnership between Breast Cancer Care and hospital trusts (Stockport in my case). For 3 hours over the past 4 weeks, around 12 of us have gathered in a (rather hot and stuffy) room at Stepping Hill Hospital to think about where next. In the past, people used to finish hospital based treatment and effectively 'waved goodbye', but this is the point at which help…

[CANCER] Further Surgery #BreastCancer

This afternoon I signed yet another consent form, though I was pleased that 'death' wasn't listed as one of the side effects this time... just possible allergic reaction, etc. etc. - oh and likely slow healing of the wound due to chemotherapy. Surgery During Chemotherapy?Cancer teams are not keen on any form of surgery during chemotherapy, and I'm nearly 2 weeks past my last chemotherapy treatment (which means that next week I'm officially halfway through the…