Guest Post from Siobhan O’Flynn @the_tightrope_walker My five year old son Dylan had just started year one & was sick twice at the beginning of term, I took him to the doctor & we put it down to school germs. He would on occasion complain about a backache but it was so sporadic &…… Continue reading Facing Childhood Cancer- Guest Post
“Adversity introduces a man to himself” – Albert Einstein As I read Gina’s AKA @Ginashergold21 story I cried both sad and happy tears. She truly shows how we can move forward after our life has been destroyed by cancer. I am so thankful to her for sharing her raw yet incredibly inspiring experience of cancer…… Continue reading How to Heal After Loss Guest Post by Gina Shergold
Lisa Vento from ‘The Time Between Us’ talks first hand about getting back in to work after cancer. It’s not easy but she has great advice and practical tips to help you feel work ready again. Cancer comes with a vengeance and it usually comes out of nowhere – even if you have a family…… Continue reading Guest Post : #careeraftercancer
Social media is in the firing line at the moment for bombarding us with unrealistic photo shopped images, causing depression through self-comparison and taking us away from more valuable pass times. However new research from the Macmillan Cancer charity shows that there is a very positive side to social media. 1 in 4 women are…… Continue reading Finding Comfort Online
There are so many fantastic charities out there offering support for cancer patients. This can include councilling, massage, reiki, yoga, weekend retreats, courses and more but it can be a little bit tricky finding out what is available in your area or even your hospital. I recently met up with the Beatson charity which raises…… Continue reading So much support but how do I find it?
That feeling like your thoughts are full of fluff or treacle. That person’s name you know is up there somewhere but you just can’t quite remember. The feeling you have the concentration capacity of a sweet fuelled three year old. These are all common complaints of cancer patients after chemotherapy treatment known as chemo brain.…… Continue reading Chemo Brain… When will the fog clear?
So usually the start of January can be pretty crap. Christmas is over, you have a house full of plastic tat and no where to put it, the weather in Scotland is 90% grey and you just want to hibernate with the left over mince pies and quality street. On the 2nd of January things…… Continue reading Something a little (huge) bit exciting…
I have always been terrible at remembering to take pills or medicine, my memory just suck in general. Even more so since chemo turned my brain to compost. I try to take pills each morning but If I’m in a rush or out of my usual morning routine I often forget. I will then get…… Continue reading Top tip: How to remember to take medication
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The one thing most people know about cancer is that chemotherapy is bloody difficult, but what makes it so hard? The way it makes you feel? The fact it dominates your life for months? Or having toxic chemicals pumped in to your body? All of these things make chemo one of the toughest medical treatments…… Continue reading What makes chemo so awful! Part 3 of my Story