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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Dilemmas

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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Time for the bucket list

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 […]

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Roller coaster week

It’s Friday and the week seems to have gone in a flash with a lot happening along the way. Monday I claimed benefit for the first time in my life: I claimed Employment Support Allowance (ESA). For those of you outside the UK this is a benefit, paid by the government for people who are […]

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