Cancer Doctor faces ‘final journey’ of his own cancer

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Professor Axel Kahn spoke to France Inter about cancer having ‘caught up with him’ after all these years. He’s not unaware of the irony. He explains, “as a cancer specialist myself I know that in all likelihood I am on … Read More

Blood test results day: it’s all about the numbers

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Blood results day. Again. We live in three-monthly increments these days, which is much better than living according to weekly or day to day tests! For once I’m not terrified, largely because Husband has been so active lately. He clearly … Read More

“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

COVID-19, Shielding & Tesco Priority Delivery Slots

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‘What a year this week has been’, declared a meme on Facebook. They’re not wrong. COVID-19 is scary – even scarier than cancer in some respects. In a year this may seem like a distant nightmare – I hope so … 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

Blood Tests, Chest Infection & Yet More Pills

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It’s time to go to the hospital, to face the facts (the few we can gather) rather than simply wondering. Husband feels good, although he often gets sleepy in the afternoon and needs a snooze. He’s been working and has … Read More

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