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September 15, 2019

Hello, you lovely people.

I promised a post-scan-results update, and here it is. Sorry it's taken a while - we managed to squeeze in a few days away which was bliss and not conducive to blog-writing.  A couple of nights in Cirencester (who knew what a nice town it is?!)...

August 6, 2019

I am aware it's been well over a couple of months since I last updated you, but I'm pleased to say that there has been a genuine and, dare I say it, moderately enjoyable case of "No News Is Good News" going on.

My last scan was in late January, an absolute aeon ago in c...

May 11, 2019

Last Thursday, 2nd May, was a bit of a milestone.  I stood in the buff on my scales and uttered a modest whoop of delight when the little digital display told me I had hit the hallowed 70kg mark. This means I have gained 7.5kg, or a little over a stone, in about 6 week...

March 5, 2019

I have been asked to write something from my perspective on this journey. I hope that this might not only help me make sense of my new role as a carer, but also show you guys the other side of living with cancer, the bit behind closed doors, the bit that nobody else se...

February 17, 2019

Crikey.  What a bloody week.  Stuffed full of lows, with a dusting of highs and everything in between.

We met the oncologist last Friday (8th Feb) who told us that things have deteriorated by a fairly alarming degree.  I have not had any chemo since early December...

February 2, 2019

These are the hardest of days - the days between the scan and the results.  It's a time when the mind oscillates from one end of the cancer spectrum to the other, from "I've only got weeks to live" to "it could be anything, it's not necessarily more cancer, you'll be f...

December 6, 2018

The thing with cancer is that it isn't so much the cancer itself as the accoutrements that come with it.  They are many, and varied, and on the whole, horrid.  They are what make having cancer such FUN.

You see the cancer itself just...is.  It's there.  Like a...

October 11, 2018

I've been meaning to update the blog for weeks now, but every time I'm about to do so, another vagueness crops up and I put it off until I find out what's next.  So apologies for the radio silence since late July, but here we are and the vagaries continue.

When one thin...

July 29, 2018

Right then.  Update time.  I promise to do my best to keep things brief, although there is, as ever, plenty to report.

Things are currently relatively rosey - relative being the operative word.  The chemotherapy is on hold for two or three rounds so I'm feeling mor...

June 1, 2018

You find me, once again, in post-chemo recovery mode.  This was my 23rd round in almost exactly two years. Indeed, exactly two years ago I was currently in the early and least pleasant days of my two-and-a-half week stay in semi-solitary confinement in the Surgical Ass...

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