On Monday, I called for more authentic memoir reviews to be tagged Continue reading ““When Breath Becomes Air” by Paul Kalanithi ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ #MemoirReview #Cancer #Career #MeaningOfLife”
The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists has issued new guidelines about the sign and symptoms of endometrial hyperplasia – an abnormal thickening of the lining of the uterus – which can, in some cases develop into endometrial cancers.
Continue reading “RCOG release: ‘Abnormal bleeding’ strong indication of pre-womb cancer condition, warns new guideline”
“Whatever you think best Mrs Webster.”
Surely she should feel empowered? She was finally being asked to Continue reading “Flash Fiction “Knowledge is Power””
In case you missed it: This week’s “Inside Health” on BBC Radio 4 looks at the relationship between health and exercise, including the relationship between cancer occurrence / recurrence and levels of activity and whether you should rest during cancer treatments.
And there’s also some fascinating new stuff on exercise and joint pain. (Heads to gym..)
And just incase you imagine you are exempt because you would need to Continue reading “Health and Exercise Inside Special”
Theoretically, I’m on the home-straight with the big memoir project, but rather than gather speed towards the end, I’ve been grinding to a near halt, struggling with exactly what that ending is. In fact Never Ending Story might be a good Continue reading “What does Survivorship look like?”
This post forms part of a series I am writing to pull together some research and personal experience on Chemobrain, what it is and how you might manage it and help yourself.
It’s a reasonably long post (2,750 words approx) covering:
1. My brain and its thinking:
-Poor Prospective Memory
-Inability to see the wood for the trees.
2. What I do about it Continue reading “CHEMO BRAIN Part III – Notes to Self”
School’s back and as ever I have a mix of excitement and determination as another new year starts! Not that I have been to school for some time, but I envy my son going off to join his lovely bunch of friends with the sense of a fresh start.
This feeling of new beginnings in September has been with me since I was about 12 or 13, but it also marks one of the first goals I set myself when struggling with ‘living’ with stage 4 cancer – I decided I would do everything and anything I could, to see that boy of mine start school at 5. As I mark off another year (and that precious boy turns 16 this term), I am aware that this Continue reading “Goals or should that be Gaols?!”
You know what?! Having a mind like a tombola (even with the door open) is sometimes a good thing – out pop thoughts, emotions and experiences that seem unconnected but when they land simultaneously, I sometimes spot the something that pulls them all together.
I already had a blog piece sketched out for this week, based around fitting changes into your life bit by bit, (‘bird by bird’ for any writers) or for everyone else – “When eating an elephant, take one bite at a time” Continue reading “Introducing the Bite-Size Memoir Challenge”
In Part I of this series, we looked at the symptoms and likely causes of chemo brain and based on this and supporting research, the positive impact exercise and learning will have on improving and retaining your cognitive function. In Part II, we look at other lifestyle factors Continue reading “CHEMO BRAIN Part II: Improve Brain Performance with Diet, Mindfulness and Chewing Gum!”