Secondary breast cancer: Awareness works, Health

Secondary breast cancer: Awareness works

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.

By | Health, Notebook | Monday, 11 February 2013 at 3:46 pm

Secondary breast cancer: Chemo Brain Blues, Health

Secondary breast cancer: Chemo Brain Blues

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.

By | Health, Notebook | Thursday, 24 January 2013 at 7:07 pm

A toxic cocktail, Notebook

A toxic cocktail

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.

By | Notebook | Monday, 28 March 2011 at 10:17 am

Health Diary: Envy, Notebook

Health Diary: Envy

Stay in any hospital for long enough and I guarantee you’ll soon be competing for respect from fellow patients; like Dannii Minogue and Cheryl Cole fighting for attention from Simon Cowell.

By | Notebook | Sunday, 17 October 2010 at 11:21 am

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