Status: Prickly

Many cancer patients will tell you that much of their time during active treatment is actually spent waiting. Waiting for appointments, then tests, treatments, then results, then new treatments, waiting lists and decisions. We become expert if not excellent waiters. So this current waiting game that we’re in should be old hat, I should be […]

Zometa, aspirin and emotional blunting

I’ve had one of those weeks that contained lovely things, happy events, meeting new people and catching up with a whole bevvy of long term friends; genuinely it’s been wonderful to spend time with people who have been in my life for a long time and those who to date have been here a very […]

Reflections on holiday essentials and Breast Cancer Awareness Month UK

As we reach the hump of the month and in particular Breast Cancer Awareness Month in the UK I thought it was time to touch base. Hello again. Just because I haven’t written much here doesn’t mean I haven’t been doing much. I’ve even managed a holiday in the sun. Well I say in the […]

Be unafraid to be yourself

As I left Maggie’s Centre a couple of weeks ago I was handed a book to borrow which the team there thought might be interesting and meaningful to me. Its title ‘The Cancer Survivor’s Companion’ (by Dr Frances Goodhart and Lucy Atkins) somehow does not sit right with me; I can’t explain why but perhaps […]

Steve, suggestions and strawberry teas

‘Should we buy a hair colour, you’re looking a bit two-tone’ These were the words that floated to my ears as Steve and I were wandering through the shops yesterday. I virtually stopped in my tracks and looked at my husband of 32 years to a) check it was him that had said it b) […]