After Cancers Blog

Waiting lists

Lockdown swiped away waiting lists Now hospitals cautiously offer appointments again I am now starting to get phone calls from physios and consultants saying they can restore a cancelled appointment - with caution.  So, if you are desperately wanting an appointment,...

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Will someone please reign in Bojo

Why does our Prime Minister remind me of a Bull in a China Shop?   Watching Boris's recent press conference, I was reminded of the proverbial bull out of his depth but causing havoc. Hair, eyes and hands flying around,  Bojo was in full spoilt brat mode, as he...

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Adding to Covid confusion

Am I alone in being totally confused by Government advice? The daily Talking Heads performance from Downing Street left me bemused.  Watching the BBC News at One, then the afternoon broadcast - made me even more bewildered. So imagine my deight when I get a four-page...

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Taking command of our own health

Currently the media is full of comment about relaxing regulations around lockdown. But, if we have successfully self-isolated, and probably developed a new way of life, there is nothing to say we have to revert back to how we were before.  If we are worried about...

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Cummings has forgotten the word ‘sorry’?

The word sorry seems to have disappeared from the dictionary.  No-one owns up to mistakes  - but many have become expert at shifting the blame to someone/ something that can't give an answer.  And what those in power seem to have also forgotten is that their actions...

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Questions the NHS needs to answer

Why was NHS so unprepared to deal with Coronavirus? The mood in the media is changing.  With lockdown easing, British media has turned from eulogising the NHS, to asking questions about NHS administration and its handling of the crisis. No longer is the NHS regarded...

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Dolls Houses support charity

Knittingale hospital One lovely thing to come out of this crisis is that 91-year-old knitting queen Margaret Seaman of Caister, Norfolk, is busy with her knitting needles raising money for the NHS, by making a woolen replica of the UK’s Nightingale hospitals, as a...

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My Lymphoedema journey

Nobody told me about Lymphoedema  When my legs swelled to the size of a rugby player's thighs, I became                 really worried.  No-one had told me that my cancer op might bring this on, but vague comments made me realise I had Lymphoedema.  Later I found out...

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Jewels underline Queen’s message

The Queen sends a subtle message via her brooch.  The Queen often uses a favourite 'trick' to send a subtle message;  Her Majesty has an incredible collection of jewellery, and she will pick a certain piece to underline her message when she delivers a speech or makes...

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Post Covid-19, don’t lose changes to NHS

It was scary at first, but .... During lockdown, there have been changes in the NHS - many for the better. "There are fewer meetings.... more focussed and shorter... less red tape and bureaucracy" says Dr. Max Pemberton (left), in the Daily Mail. He is right about...

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