I hear from people that they are sick of reading about cancer in the papers and surely everyone knows everything about cancer by now? Then a story comes along that makes you realise you can never say there isn’t enough publicity.
Living with secondary breast cancer means there is a certain inevitability to having chemotherapy multiple times. Chemotherapy can be a real double edged sword; good as it really can work well and give you more of that most precious of things… time, but bad because each time it makes you feel more ill than you did before.
My body would stiffen and I’d look away as the tourniquet was tightened around my arm. If I was lucky they’d find a vein first time, and insert a needle. This remained in place for hours, while a cocktail of drugs flowed into my body.
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