Friday, February 06, 2009

Cancer support website

I joined this site tonight after seeing it featured on the BBC evening TV news, very much worth a look for fellow sufferers.


The man needs a new jacket

I am a great believer in Fredom of Speech within reason, within whose reason is always a little tricky; so when Jeremy Clarkson the Top Gear presenter slanders the PM Gordon Brown I cannot lose too much sleep about it because within my reasoning he has a right to his comments, so dont call for the the talentless bigot to be taken off the air just hit the off-switch on the TV remote, it is about time Clarkson was outed for what he is, an Ape in an ill fitting suit jacket.
In Clarkson's defence I know how much better he must feel for getting something off his hairy chest because I feel so much better for having said my piece.

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Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Chemotherapy #5 [5/7] – What a difference

I felt so much more relaxed going into hospital today as I have been feeling better than I had in months. I was less tired and relatively pain free and quite a number of the nurses commented on how well I was looking.
What was even better was the treatment itself which went without a hitch and the nurse, Donna, was almost as pleased and relieved as I was that it did. I left hospital with a spring in my step.
I am now hoping that with a reduced dosage, as recommended by the Doctor on Friday, will not bring on too much nausea or drowsiness.

This Country is hopeless when it comes to dealing with an overnight downfall of snow. Thousands of schools have been closed today as the town bore witness to gangs of kids hanging around the shopping centre with nothing else to do. I remember as a lad walking to school in a foot or more of snow with no question of the school closing. Whatever happened to that fighting spirit we were so renowned for around the World?]

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Sunday, February 01, 2009

Mid chemo review – Friday 30 January 2009

We went to the hospital for a mid chemo review not knowing what to expect from the consultant so we were somewhat relieved when she told us the tumour was reacting well to the chemo. She was concerned about the side effects of the treatment that were making me so tired and has as a result decided to reduce chemo dosage for the next session.

The plan of action now is to finish the seven chemo sessions if possible and then to continue with treatment on a three weekly basis with one week off in between.

I had the best night’s sleep in ages on Friday.

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