[MEDIA] Contribution to The Christie Hospital (How to Outperform)

At  the end of October last year, I undertook an interview with Lisa Mainwaring, producer of this interesting looking Audible series 'How to OutPerform' on British brands and what they can teach the world. I've just downloaded them all from Audible, as I had previously heard a rough edit of the Christie programme and thought it was really well paced/interesting. I need to go to bed, but a quick check of the content indicates you'll…

[CANCER] Health & Wellbeing Event @TheChristieNHS

Today, I made it to a really helpful event at the Christie. Yesterday, I'd decided not to go (waiting for scan/results is exhausting, keeping yourself 'up'), then woke up this morning thinking, this is probably exactly what I need. I was largely going because I'm hoping that our team will be funded for Macmillan research into social media/cancer, and I wanted to see the level at which dissemination took place. I found the event a…

[CANCER] DEXA Scan Complete

The combination of endocrinology drugs that I'm on - tamoxifen and Zoladex at the moment, swapping to exestemene (sp?) in 6-7 weeks, means that I'm being pushed into an early menopause, with consequent risks of Osteoporosis. Today, therefore, I had a baseline scan on my bone strength. I've been told these are typically every 2 years now... The first appointment was slap bang in the middle of a big meeting at work that I couldn't…

[CANCER] The Start of Radiotherapy … or is it! #CancerLife

So, here we are, 3.5 weeks after chemotherapy finished, and it's time for the last hospital-based treatment in the plan (still got hormone treatments to come for 10 years), radiotherapy! What is radiotherapy? If you like to watch a video, Macmillan gently explain what it is, and the process that is followed, plus the side effects (most manageable by medication, or knowledge that about what is to happen) - short and long term: or Breast…
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