Tag Archives: side-effects

A tale of two kitties

ShareTweet Two groups of kitties really. Studied by a man named Sterman way back in the 1960s. In the heat of the space race. And it all came about when NASA technicians started getting sick because of their exposure to rocket fuel. Rocket fuel that caused convulsions in low doses and death when the dose […]

Unfurling

ShareTweet Sometimes I am the guinea pig. I get an idea and I just can’t help myself, wondering at the possibilities. And so I test out my theory on myself. It happened recently. While most areas of my life are better than I could ever have dreamed post cancer, there are a couple that took […]

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 […]

The Fast Track

ShareTweet Have you ever noticed how when you look into something, it seems to get bigger. And bigger. It’s like the great mysteries of life. When you start to scratch the surface, you often uncover something so much greater, don’t you. Well the other day I went looking for some more research. Because I knew […]

A certain state of mind

ShareTweet I met a woman last week. A gentle soul. She had just done her 5th cycle of chemo. And there she was at the workshop, just a couple of days later. She had my admiration. So many people just lie on the lounge but she was out there living. And there was something about […]

We don’t go there

ShareTweet I have a wicked sense of humour. The type that likes to tease those registrars. And so when he asked me last week when I was diagnosed, I simply asked ‘Do you mean when I dreamed I had it and diagnosed myself, or the official one?’ He was great. This guy will go far. […]

Teaching an old dog new tricks

ShareTweet It was music to my ears today when he told me he’d cut back the analgesics. This lovely man I’m working with. Like most people he thought he’d be stuck with the pain forever. And the more I search the research, the more I realise that the same issues that set us up for […]

Blind Faith

ShareTweet I see it daily. In the hospitals. In the media. All around me. People struggling through chemo. Enduring side-effects they don’t necessarily have to experience. Accepting a lesser quality of life, because their thinking doesn’t allow them to see another option. Seemingly blind to the help available. People often ask me to help a […]

Pavlov’s Dogs

ShareTweet It’s an interesting thing watching my dogs every afternoon. Suddenly aroused about the same time each day, they hear a sound that puts them on alert. The deep hum of the bus that brings my girls home. But it’s not something they’ve been taught. Just something they learned. An association between a certain sound […]