“I didn’t think I’d last a year”: 5 years on

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Husband’s three-monthly appointment is today. We live our lives in three-month increments, grateful each time to effectively be told “You can go and live your lives for three months”, as opposed to “We need to start treatment next week.” We’re … Read More

The blood results are in

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I’m not sure why but I’ve been remembering the months when we watched anxiously to see how Husband’s ‘eczema’ was developing. We still don’t know exactly what was going on but we both knew that something was very wrong. His … Read More

Cancer Monitoring and COVID-19 Red Flags

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The Prime Minister is in hospital, the Chief Medical Officer is isolating, the Queen addressed the nation to steady nerves. Oh boy. It feels so weird that we’re living untouched in our little bubble but there are COVID cases at … Read More

Watch & Wait or Watch & Worry?

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Three months goes so quickly. I can’t believe it’s already time for blood tests and the monitoring hospital appointment. He’s feeling pretty good but I worry because he suddenly gets tired and breathless. His scalp is a bit itchy and dry … Read More

‘Washed out’ but encouraging blood results

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Husband is on the 5th chemo out of 6. The paraproteins are down to 12.9, so the docs are happy with progress. Dr Dry Humour commented, “That’s a really good drop from January [43.6!] to now”. Yeahy! The red cells … Read More

Overwhelmed is not a good place to start the day

We are both so tired – managing cancer and ME is not great. There is no let up with work, no temporary pass each time we have to confront the cancer with another hospital appointment. I’m tired of pretending that … Read More

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