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Generally, it’s helpful to know what’s coming.  Specifically too with chemotherapy cycles.  But this week, that familiarity has bred all sorts of contempt. There’s no point in w…
In 2019, 1.5 million people died from diarrhoea.  This week, I gained a real insight into why this is the case. Like all sorts of chemo side effects, this one was predicted and I took a l…
On balance, it’s not been such a bad week.  I’ve grudgingly gotten myself into the tablet routine and have made it out of the house precisely five times.  That’s some semblance of …
We all get tired.  All the time, I’m sure. Like most people who’ve reached middle age, I’ve experienced all kinds of tiredness.  That dehydrated post-swim tiredness comes to min…
Chemotherapy is the treatment of disease by the use of chemical substances.  These are ‘cytotoxic,’ meaning they kill living cells.  The aim of these drugs is to kill cancer cells.…
Good morning everyone! This is what writing looks like on steroids.  And caffeine, sugar, anti-sickness, and let’s not forget chemo tablets 4-8 of 112 for this cycle. I wonder if this is …
As I’m headed towards the second of these, what about the first? I suppose to ‘live fast’ is to cavort about in a drink and drug fuelled frenzy, enjoying all the good stuff, whilst driving one’s body …
Chemo is coming. Again. It was meant to be this Monday just gone, but as that’s delayed by a few days, I’m sat here, not for the first time, wondering what to do with myself.  Chemo time …
I’m not a big fan of statistics. My eyes tend to glaze over them and I’ve devoted most of my life’s work to the unmeasurable emotional manipulation of making noises that are designed to excite and/or…
Over the past year or so, my idea of a bucket list has fluctuated a lot.  Indeed - it’s still a work in progress and you may find significant variation in my responses depending on when you …