Category Archives: 5-FU

Meow Meow

I’ve calmed down, composed myself and had time to rethink my comments over how other people react to cancer. I know it’s difficult knowing what to say when confronted with other peoples illnesses. Half the time we don’t really want … Continue reading

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Swallowing My Pride

I’ve no idea where to start, so much has happened since my last serious blog (I’m discounting the one hastily written from my hospital bed on my mobile phone). I can hardly take in what’s happened myself, so I can … Continue reading

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Welcome Home

We started off in the amber zone, then we were demoted to the yellow zone, as it turned out we only got a few flurries of snow, although there is still snow on the ground from last week. It’s starting … Continue reading

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F5

******************************************************************************* A reminder that my sister in law and nephew are raising funds for BEATING BOWEL CANCER, taking part in the BUPA  Great Birmingham Run. I’d really appreciate any donation however small, as recognition for the support I’ve had from … Continue reading

Posted in 5-FU, Avastin, Be Clear On Cancer, Beating Bowel Cancer, Bowel Cancer, Bowel Cancer UK, Cancer, charities, chemotherapy, Dexamethasone, Festivals, Glastonbury, Hickman line, Liver, Manchester, Metastatic Bowel Cancer, Music, Oldham, Saddleworth, Springhead, Steroids, The Christie, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Not Quite As Planned

However I thought today was going to turn out, it wasn’t like this ! There’s no point in using expletives, they are far more effective when spoken. Arrived at The Christie for my 8am appointment. Bloods as usual first, no … Continue reading

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What Awful Weather

What awful weather, and so I thought I’d put down a few words in recognition of how well things are going. Yesterday I chose to leave the house for the first time in 5 days. Nothing too strenuous, just an … Continue reading

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An unexpected update

Another blog so soon ? I have a bit of news, so thought I would share it. Well, an unexpected outcome from the meeting with Dr S, oncologist, on Thursday. He checked to see if my scan results were in, … Continue reading

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Yummy Mummies and Rainy Scrummies

I’ve spent the last week or so trying to write something for this blog. I have written a lot down, but most of it is out of date and irrelevant now. Maybe it’s a reflection of how I feel at … Continue reading

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Lunch with Tim

It has been a now or never decision, the constant changing of circumstances, and having to deal with chemo meant that I was close to abandoning the blog altogether. There have been times recently when updating the blog has been … Continue reading

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Summer Break

I’m going to have a break for a couple of weeks, I won’t be blogging. This is for two reasons. Firstly, I’m going away for the weekend, Kendal Calling, at last. I’ve been looking forward to it for months, can’t … Continue reading

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