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"
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 […]Read more "Roller coaster week"
Being diagnosed with cancer can be one of the most difficult situations any of us have to face. It can be a tremendous shock and cause us to be fearful of the future, affecting every aspect of our lives, including our ability to have or keep a job. Our work often defines us, how often […]Read more "Work, work, work ,work, work."
OK, so I try not to think too far ahead and worry about things until I really have to worry about them, but with this cancer planning is sometimes essential. The Myeloma UK magazine Myeloma Matters was out this week and there was an article in it about Body Image and Myeloma. I don’t think […]Read more "Thinking a ‘head’"
It’s Friday, which is never a good day for me. It never ceases to astound me with this cancer how different you can feel from one day to the next. For me ‘That Friday Feeling’ has taken on a whole different meaning to the one it had before! Up until now I have not attempted […]Read more "What a difference a day makes"