Having a Scan in comfort

Having a Scan More and more doctors are calling for scans to aid diagnosis.  These are super-efficient, but the machinery can look frightening, especially for an MRI Scan, where you slide head-first into a tunnel. The tunnel is in the middle of the machine with the...

Cold

Take care – it’s dangerously cold! And what is almost as bad, a lot of cold weather in Britain comes with DAMP. This is not helpful for those with joint pain, as well as low immunity and other cancer-related problems. So you are NOT being a wimp if you do...

Facebook furore over boob job

Facebook reverses decision Facebook banned a post from an artist who recreates nipples on women whose breasts have been reconstructed after cancer. However, after a group of women led by British tattoo artist Vicky Martin flew  a giant balloon in protest at...

Letter to a friend going through cancer treatment

Dear cancer survivor, I am NOT going to lecture or say you MUST do/eat/read/this –  enough ‘friends’ will bore you with pet theories.  You will get used to them; smile sweetly and say nothing! The best advice I had was from a friend who chaired a...

Overcoming difficulties traveling on bus and tube

A cancer patient has designed a new “Baby on board”-style badge to help people like him get a seat on busy Tube services. – And also buses one supposes One evening I climbed on a bus at Aldgate. As I made my way to the Priority seats, I noticed it...

Mouth sores

Soothing Mouth Sores Dealing with those tiny sores that cause agony! There are prescription and over-the-counter mouth rinses that can be used to ease mouth pain during chemotherapy.  You may need to try several – what works for one might not work for you. I had...