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Memoir Monday

I’ve been aware of steadily building to a ‘writing crisis’ for over a year now. It reached a horrible crescendo over the New Year and I was close to building a great big bonfire and walking away from 80,00 words which seem to have a gravity all of their own, dragging me back to misery even when I don’t open the document to work on it. It’s always there.

The biggest part of the problem has been deciding what my book is about: It’s about cancer but that’s only initially. It’s about survival but where does that start Continue reading “Memoir Monday”

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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..)

Click here

And just incase you imagine you are exempt because you would need to Continue reading “Health and Exercise Inside Special”

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?”

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”

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