So yesterday after a long wait (the appointment was at 8pm) we visited the oncologist for the results of the biopsy and sadly both biopsies came back positive for Cancer, also the lymph nodes behind the breast bone showed signs of further disease. Even worse was to come as the Oncologist uttered the words we… Continue reading Back with a vengeance!!
One thing that all Cancer patients and their partners will feel during their diagnosis, treatment and afterwards is 'Fear', it can't be hidden from and you will need to learn how to deal with it. Fear is the overriding feeling you will have in the run up to diagnosis, much of that is fear of… Continue reading Fear!!
I recently did a guest blog post for small South African Cancer Charity 'We don't stop'. Please have a read, it's about not stopping being 'you' and still trying to do the good things when Cancer strikes. Link is below. https://www.wedontstop.org/2018/11/12/life-goes-on/
UPDATE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE Unfortunately over the last few days we spotted a new little lump in the middle of the mastectomy scar and after waiting a few days to see if it disappeared, which it didn't, we decided we better get the Oncologist to have a look at it. So yesterday… Continue reading New Lump!! Updated!!
So since Jo finished Chemotherapy we have had a busy time, we sadly saw the loss of our lovely dog Amber (Story here) who died peacefully aged sixteen and a half. Jo had a chest infection in the risky period, where her immune system is compromised during her last Chemotherapy cycle but she recovered well… Continue reading Post Chemotherapy
18 years ago today on the 3rd of November 2000, I was lucky enough to marry my beautiful wife on the island of Mauritius, we had met a couple of years earlier, had quickly had our son Jack and moved in together. We had arrived in Mauritius and were blown away by its beauty, neither… Continue reading 3rd November 2000
So in to Chemotherapy Cycle 6, the final cycle!! Bloods Day So final chemo bloods day went through without incident the Portacath worked straight away. Chemo Day So turned up to Chemo for the last time with some chocolates and a card for the nurses. The nurse advised that Jo's bloods were a little low,… Continue reading Chemotherapy Cycle 6 – Update
There are hundreds of charities every day looking to persuade you to part with your money, all of them worthy in their way. However there isn't a lot of information easily available as to what the money people donate, is spent on. Some charities have employees, directors, collectors etc that are paid a salary, some… Continue reading Choosing where to donate your cash!!
It was with much sadness that on Sunday our beautiful and faithful friend Amber died aged 16 and a half, a great age for a Staffordshire Bull Terrier. She was the gentlest and most devoted dog any family could have. As a family who loved buying pets on a whim (including her), Amber had spent… Continue reading A Cancer patients best friend
Now when you or someone you love is diagnosed with Cancer, there will always be lots of well intentioned, friends, colleagues and family members who will likely suggest that they read or heard about somebody who cured their Cancer by eating some special diet, taking Cannabis oil, some herbal remedy, dancing round a fire while… Continue reading Quackery, magic potions and Big Pharma conspiracy