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Bite Size Memoir – It Made My Day

It seems no matter how light-hearted an intention I have with these memoir prompts, there’s always a little thread somewhere that unravels something deeper Continue reading “Bite Size Memoir – It Made My Day”

What does Survivorship look like?

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?”

Bite Size Memoir “Bad Hair Day”

Well, wouldn’t you know it. Just when I stop compiling responses to bite size prompts, I get the most humbling and honest, soul-bearing collection of responses from strong and courageous survivors (along with a trapped testicle from Geoff, which is – well – uncatagorizable! But I think he too, survived..) Continue reading “Bite Size Memoir “Bad Hair Day””

CHEMO BRAIN Part III – Notes to Self

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

-Distractibility

-Inability to see the wood for the trees.

2. What I do about it Continue reading “CHEMO BRAIN Part III – Notes to Self”

Bite Size Memoir: Crazy!

I’m on the crazy theme this week with my Bite Size Memoir. Changing my habits and routines and stuffing my calendar is working well for the writing, (though I’m feeling a bit bonkers at times.) I’m hardly prolific but I’m making more progress and learning to value that. Continue reading “Bite Size Memoir: Crazy!”

CHEMO BRAIN Part II: Improve Brain Performance with Diet, Mindfulness and Chewing Gum!

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!”

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