The emotional impact of living with a long term cancer diagnosis can impact our lives in so many different ways, and I think it is important to not be to hard on ourselves. Easier said than done I know… Even though I have been quiet with my usual blogs I have been writing occasional pieces … More Remember – You are Still You💜
This is an article I wrote at the end of last year as part of my role as an ambassador for Neuroendocrine Cancer UK (NCUK). So I thought I would share on here as well. I received my diagnosis of ‘Watch and Wait’ in June 2015, following surgery to try to remove a growth that … More Watching & Waiting – it’s not just about the Cancer
Following on from my last blog there has been a bit of a bigger gap than usual, and I have no valid excuse for that. Life has been jogging along at a nice pace, but the words just wouldn’t come. There have been a few times over the last couple of months that I have … More Riding the Wave and YAY to PRRT
Well it has been a strange and busy couple of months, lots of ups and downs, hence my lack of blogging, as I have had little time or energy to write anything other than a few lines in my journal each day. There has been a lot of socializing, travelling, getting to meet online friends … More 4 Years and Counting; Some Hello’s and a Very Sad Goodbye
Hi everybody, another big gap I know, but hopefully I am now getting back on track. Since I last posted we have had the Christmas holidays, celebrated a new Year, I have had my 4thPRRT treatment, and celebrated my birthday. Which by the way was my 4thbirthday since my diagnosis in June 2015. So, after my … More Christmas, PRRT #4 and Birthdays
First of all an apology for leaving it so long to write this. To be honest though I just haven’t been in the mood to write, in fact I haven’t been very sociable at all either personally or on social media. In some ways it has been a very busy couple of months; I have … More The Up’s and Down’s of Life and PRRT #3
A few days after I published my last blog on the 22ndJune I got a call from my consultant to give me an update on my gallium scan results. it confirmed beyond any reasonable doubt that there has been some progression with my primary in my small intestine, as well as the lymph node that … More More Results and Getting Ready to Start a New Part of my Journey
Well the cold has finally cleared up, but it left me with a nagging cough for a few weeks afterwards, and my ventolin use was higher than it has been for years. So my intention not to leave to big a gap when it came to my blog got scuppered, not many pictures either. I … More The Up’s and Down’s of Life
Getting the New Year off to a good start the Rambling Potters did their 3rd annual walk for the NET Patient Foundation on Saturday 6th January. We had a great turn out, the weather was cold and bright if a little muddy thanks to rain on the previous two days, but for us it stayed … More January wasn’t to bad!
I would like to start my first blog of the year by wishing you all a happy and healthy 2018 and personally saying good riddance to 2017, I am not sorry at all to see the back of it. Although there have been some great high points, physically and emotionally it was not a good … More Hello 2018 and Good-bye 2017
Boy time really does fly, before you know it 6 weeks has disappeared and you realise that you haven’t done your blog. I have not been lazy as such, more distracted by other things; my social media profile has been also been very quiet too. In fact I would go as far as to say … More Tempus Fugit!
Happy to report that our new family member Buddy has fitted right in, and it feels like we have had him for ever. To all intents and purposes he is your typical Labrador, loves a fuss, likes lots of sleep, has lots of energy when he is awake and loves to play. Food is a … More Settling in our new companion,and a new floor
Happy to report that my reliance on the painkillers and heat-packs over the last few weeks has reducing and some of my energy is returning. I am down to one dose a day most days, and have even been getting a few days pain relief free. I haven’t had a free ride however, but things … More Feeling Better and a New Family Member