I am now hopefully saying hello from the other side of cancer as I am 18 days post surgery and I should be cancer free. I am using words like “hopefully” and “should” because I actually don’t know whether the C word is still one I should be using. According to my nurse ” they have … More Hello from the other side.
I was hoping to have had surgery this week, it is now about 9 months since my doctor gently suggested that maybe there was more wrong with me than IBS and two months since my cancer diagnosis. However neuroendocrine cancer is deemed to be non aggressive and therefore I am not a high priority case … More The wrong type of snow
Have you heard the one about the missing thyroid? That is how my pre op scan ended this week. I was called into Dorchester hospital at the last minute this week, the appointment was made over the phone in between teaching lessons and so I was a little sketchy about what was being done. I … More Have your heard the one about….
May 1st 2017 – by that date I will be cancer free and fully recovered from surgery. Finding that out has been the highlight of a very hard week. Most weeks I can find something funny about my predicament, this week has been long, dark and distinctly humour free. If you are hoping for bowel … More May Day… May Day
I am not in the habit of quoting Ronan Keating but this week has been a complete rollercoaster. At the start of the week we had our high when we were told that the cancer had not spread further than a few lymph nodes. I then took a huge dip when I realised that I was gently … More Cancer is a rollercoaster
The bad… It is stage 3 cancer, it has hit my lymph nodes. I actually don’t know what a lymph node is despite a number of careful and slow explanations. I have been told that most people panic when told that cancer has hit their lymph nodes and I shouldn’t do that. Of course … More The good, the bad and the lazy.
A village is a great place to live when the shit hits the fan (in terms of puns, bowel cancer is the gift that keeps on giving). My village is beautiful and it is a real honour to live here but the real beauty is to be found in the way that people pull together … More Rumours of my death have been greatly exaggerated.
This is the excerpt for your very first post. … More I thought that people who had cancer lost weight and yes that smell of pee is me.