After Cancers Blog

NHS up in arms over Goop Netflix series

But is it their fault cancer survivors embrace wacky ideas? Simon Stevens, head honcho of NHS England, doesn't like wacky Internet websites, in particular, Goop. But, lying on a couch, with a Reiki therapist's hands floating above me, not touching, I suddenly had a...

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Livestrong’s advice about Protein

What we need to eat as cancer survivors Doctors, physios, nutritionists and everyone else tell us we must eat healthily.  This photo shows fish and vegetables piled high with recommended suitable foods. But, when flat out with fatigue, which one of us has time or...

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Kitchen Table Day

Kitchen Table Day It's a new twist on the old coffee morning/tea party get-together, but hey - it works!  Family, friends and colleagues loosen up around a kitchen table, and you can have fun helping those with cancer.  And as it's in the kitchen, it doesn't have to...

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Why shouldn’t we smell nice!

Using Rose and Lavender as antiseptics As if life wasn't boring enough, we are told to use non-perfumed skincare - in fact many manufacturers make a big thing of their products being 'non-perfumed'. And how boring that gets! So why not use scents that come from...

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American websites

It's no use being Patriotic - Browsing American cancer websites gives better information than we get in Britain Britain may have set up the World Wide Web – but it has taken Americans to  show us how to use the web for the benefit of cancer survivors.    Their...

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Neuropathy

WHAT'S IMPORTANT TO ME AS A PATIENT WITH NEUROPATHY NHS Choices says Peripheral neuropathy develops when nerves in the body's extremities, such as the hands, feet and arms are damaged. The symptoms depend on which nerves are affected. It then goes on to admit that...

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Get rid of the Vultures

Fighting hovering Vultures  After the Election it was expected the 'private' boys would be first off the mark, selling their services to the NHS and waiting to cherry-pick contracts to run NHS services. But it was the 'Petition' lot - this time asking for donations -...

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The Cure – ITV shows worst side of the NHS

ITV shows stark reality of what can happen in the NHS A recent ITV drama, The Cure, was based on a shameful true scandal in the NHS, which led to a major investigation. The Cure was a feature-length TV drama telling the story of how Julie Bailey fought to expose one...

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Election promises – will they be hot air?

Post-Election 'Cut-Out and Keep 'em Honest' List Here is what has been promised - keep it as a reminder, particularly if you voted the way Shutterstock showed above With many thanks to Roy Lilley,  This is the promise Done ✓ £6.2 billion more this year - 'getting to...

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Watch out for Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is known as the 'silent killer' It is a medical condition that leads to weakening of the bone structure in your body. Also called "brittle bone disease," osteoporosis makes bone more fragile and increases your chance of sustaining a broken bone. Cancer...

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We’ve got Christmas back!

Is it just me, or are the Christmas Ads, jingles and jollification toned down this year?  There seem fewer 'Christmassy' themes around; I put this down to the Election. causing people to think about the consumerism that assaults us in the run-up to December 25th. And...

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