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
Bloods Day Went for bloods to the hospital in Hove, no drama's this time with the Portacath not feeding back blood, so that was good. We returned home to be called later and be told that the bloods showed Jo was anaemic as we had half expected. That would explain the having to stop to… Continue reading Chemotherapy Cycle 5 – Update
To someone who has never had Cancer or any other major illness you might be a bit surprised as to what goes on and how many appointments you need to have, it may come as quite a shock, but below you will find the current list of Jo's appointments since she felt her lump back… Continue reading Appointments – How many??
Evaluate One thing about being diagnosed with Cancer or having someone you love being diagnosed with Cancer, is it does make you reevaluate your life. You rethink your priorities in life, what is important, what isn't, what you put up with, what you won't, what you should do, what you shouldn't, what makes you happy and… Continue reading Making life Fun!!
The Worries When you find out your partner has Cancer, it not only changes their life dramatically but will also change yours. Your plans, hopes and dreams can change in an instant. The impact of this news can have a deep powerful effect on your outlook, your personality, your mood and your mental health. One… Continue reading Looking after yourself – Anxiety/Stress
So Jo's blood test results showed that she had become Anaemic as a result of the Chemotherapy, which means she will have to delay her Chemotherapy while she has a blood transfusion and takes a small time to recover. So in the blood tests what are they checking? As you can see from the list… Continue reading Blood Test Results