What boosts your confidence? Doing well at work? Respect of colleagues? Supportive friends? Achieving a new skill? Or new clothes, expensive shoes and a great haircut? For me it’s all of them, different things at different times; cultivating self-esteem is all about feeling good as well as looking the best you can. Like many people […]Read more "Confidence"
A few weeks ago, I attended a Myeloma Information day in Birmingham. It was good to meet others with Myeloma and to be reminded that there are lots of other people in this ‘boat’ along with me. The one thing I didn’t like was wearing a badge all day that said ‘patient’. I’m not keen on […]Read more "The New Normal"
I can’t believe I have just spent the last twenty minutes watching the fish in my pond and contemplating whether it’s preferable to have diarrhoea or constipation! Fortunately, I have never had to entertain either of them for any length of time previously but since being diagnosed with cancer I have been in a perpetual […]Read more "Dilemmas"
For years September, has meant the start of a new year for me and the start of new beginnings; I have never made New Year resolutions for January, any changes I want to make usually start in September. September has meant the children starting school and me going back to work; as a youth worker […]Read more "September and new beginnings"
Peripheral what I hear you say! No I hadn’t heard of it either until it became my frequent companion. The NHS states that the ‘peripheral nervous system is the network of nerves that lie outside the central nervous system (the brain and spinal cord)’. They go on to list what the delightful symptoms of peripheral neuropathy […]Read more "The joys of Peripheral Neuropathy"
Now I am not thinking of dying just yet but having cancer concentrates the mind on things you want to do that have been neglected due things that have got in the way, namely work and children! My fledglings have flown the nest and I have been made redundant so now I have time, but […]Read more "Time for the bucket list"
I dragged myself out this weekend, even though I didn’t really feel like it but because I had promised I would be there and I don’t like letting people down. I was tired and, if I am honest, feeling a little sorry for myself because my treatment isn’t working! A friend asked me to dance […]Read more "I’m still standing! Celebrate the little things"