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Yesterday was a good day…I think…I’m not really sure what one is any more as it’s been a while since I’ve had one.  It started with a bit of exhaustion - the kind where I opted to blend my p…
Yesterday, I made it outside for the first time in five days.  The occasion for this tentative reintegration into society: a work meeting. I’ll predict some responses:‘Why?’You didn’t nee…
Sunday was just like any old Sunday.  Well - not like the good old ones of a year or three ago - I didn’t run 50k before breakfast - in fact, for the foreseeable future, it’s safe to assume the zero p…
Well, as Day 2 of cycle 2 draws to a close, it seems like things are  (at least initially) less debilitating than the last.  The tingles are either coming down or I’m better at managing them.  Sicknes…
Today was utterly absurd and I still haven’t gotten my head around it. It started innocuously enough with meeting my friend Jude, who had travelled all the way from Canterbury on a ridiculously ear…
After having told everyone that I’m in pain, I’d better write an update - as that’s what this blog was set up to do. So this afternoon, I went to hospital - again - to get a precautionary x-ray and…
“I realised…that I was very critical of myself.  Something flashed up on my facebook from a year ago… I looked at [myself] in this picture and I burst out crying and I would give anything to…
Recovery week needs a name change.  Let’s call it ‘marginally less debilitating’ week.  I was under the impression that the cessation of chemo tablets would bring a bit of relief i…
Today, I woke up. With full consciousness, respiration, awareness of surroundings and everything. I even managed to fit in a Nando’s without my body rejecting it. I even felt ok for a bit. For m…
Today, I made it out for a walk.  This probably doesn’t sound like much, but after a pretty rubbish Xmas and some nasty symptoms resulting in a couple of duvet days, this feels like progress.  What do…
‘The first couple of treatments aren’t that bad in my opinion’. I’ve had the privilege of being in contact with a few inspirational cancer survivors recently.  My Cousin-in-law Sara was given a ter…
Today was a good day. I managed to get up, showered and dressed before getting on a bus to Romford to buy a last minute Xmas present, eat lunch and travel back - all without falling asleep or throwing…