So Jo headed in to Cycle 4 of 6 in pretty good form following Cycle 3 which went really well. Though things didn't start great, when the Portacath (What is a Portacath?) failed to give blood, when we went in for the Pre-chemo blood tests. Interestingly the flush was working, so fluids could go one way,… Continue reading Chemotherapy Cycle 4 Update
Before starting my own blog I did an interview for the site nomoregrapes.org, you can find the link below. Please have a read. https://www.nomoregrapes.org/our-stories/cancer-support-husband’s-advice-show-your-vulnerabilities
As the partner of someone going through Cancer treatment you will have to deal with a range of emotions that the patient will be going through. They are likely to feel shock, anger, helplessness, hope, sadness, joy, depression, courage, fear, emptiness, strength, weakness and every other type of emotion. They might even feel all these… Continue reading How do I help? Emotions and relationships.
Sadly it was announced this morning that Rachael Bland (@rachael_hodges) had died peacefully surrounded by her close family, below is my tribute to her and the legacy she has created which I wrote a few days ago when she announced she was in her final days. My thoughts are with her family. ------------------ For those… Continue reading Tribute to Rachael Bland
As the partner of someone diagnosed with Cancer often you will feel very helpless, after all it's something you can't fix. You are reliant on the oncologists, surgeons, nurses and doctors and your partners body to do the 'fixing'. So what can you do to help? There are still plenty of things you can do,… Continue reading How do I help? ‘The physical and practical stuff’
It was the 3rd January 2016, we had just finished the Christmas festivities, always a big thing in our house, my wife Joanne (Jo) is Christmas mad. We always have a house full of family and friends. There was no previous history of breast cancer in Jo’s family, so I don’t believe she checked her… Continue reading How we got here – Our story so far
Thanks for joining me! I hope you find this site useful, informative, occasionally funny and thought provoking. Plenty more stuff to be added over the next weeks and months. Don’t forget to follow me on twitter. Please read my first post about how I happen to be here writing this blog. Follow the link below.… Continue reading The Journey Begins