Long time, no see

Well it’s been a long time since I did a blog but I’m getting itchy fingers so clearly one is long overdue. So why haven’t I written for such a long time? Probably uncertainty, followed more recently by the good weather we have had! I do like a bit of sun and love being out […]

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Hair today, gone tomorrow

In July I wrote a blog about ‘Thinking a head’. I was contemplating baldness, which in my case I considered would probably occur in January as this was when I was expecting to be admitted to hospital for high dose chemotherapy followed by a stem cell transplant. Little did I know at that point, that […]

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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 […]

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The New Normal

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 […]

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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 […]

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September and new beginnings

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 […]

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The joys of Peripheral Neuropathy

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 […]

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