[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 -…

[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…
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