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Keep Moving

ShareTweet They say when life’s hard the best thing you can do is to keep moving forward. And after watching Catalyst’s episode on Exercise and Cancer it proves it’s true in more ways than one. If you haven’t seen this episode, you must. Because what they’ve done is to demonstrate without a doubt that when we […]

Which Doctor?

ShareTweet My uncle was diagnosed with mesothelioma in June. Fit, youthful and full of energy. Just slightly short of breath. And after the disbelief, I find that I am angry. And surprisingly it’s not with the makers of the asbestos. It’s with his doctors. Because when he asked about his life expectancy, if he had […]

Seek first to understand

ShareTweet Sometimes the darkness still comes calling. And I know it’s not fear. Much more a grief. A deep sadness for all that has been lost. The first month it happened it shook me. It was so unexpected. But now I have come to recognise it as my new normal. Descending just a couple of […]

Come on baby light my fire

ShareTweet It’s the elephant in the room. You know, the one over there in the corner nobody is talking about. The loss of libido that can so often follow the cancer. Well today I’ve reached my limit. Because for the last 18 months or so I may as well be dead from the waist down. […]

Stuck in a rut… no more

ShareTweet Sometimes I just get so excited I feel like I’m going to burst! And that’s how I feel right now. I’ve just watched Redesign My Brain Episode 2 and it’s brilliant. Ordinary people learning to do extraordinary things with their minds. And I love it that this information is becoming mainstream. No longer just […]

David and Goliath

ShareTweet I’m sorry I never met him. An incredible man. A friend told me that at his funeral last week the church rang out with ‘Jumping Jack Flash’. Very fitting for the celebration of the life of this mad scientist. And she described him in the most beautiful way. ‘Imagine’, she said, ‘a blackboard full […]

Mere Mortals

ShareTweet We often forget the good times, don’t we. When things go pear shaped and all hell breaks loose. So easy to be caught up in the drama of the crisis. The need to focus on day to day survival. But I was reminded the other day of that part of us that keeps a […]

Looking for answers

ShareTweet Same story. I hear it often. Different people, different places, different times. But always the same story. He lost his son. Tragically, and without warning. In the prime of his life. And not long after the diagnosis of cancer came. The prostate. Some would say it’s an organ linked to feelings of powerlessness. She […]

Braveheart

ShareTweet My stepfather died just over a week ago. Diagnosed at 77 with a lung cancer, he considered his options and chose not to treat it. The surgery carrying its own significant risks. He’d had a great life he reasoned. Premature at birth and not expected to survive, he’d outlived them all. Mother, father, sister, […]

Baptism of Fire

ShareTweet She met me at the door Tuesday afternoon. And the look on her face told me something was gravely wrong.’I want to go back tomorrow’, she said. And I wondered what she meant. It is her first full week of high school this week. Now a small fish in the big pond. At first […]