22. February 2015

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Is it just me?

Is it just me?

OK, can you read on, please, and tell me if this ever happens to you: 1. I decided I HAD to have a new waterproof mascara to take to hospital. As you do. I think I was envisaging brave tears of pain, without panda smears. Little did I know there is no pain in hospital […]

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10. February 2015

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Ten things I found out in hospital …..

Ten things I found out in hospital …..

1. Nurses are wonderful, wonderful, wonderful. Well, of course we all know that – but it probably takes seeing them working 12 hour shifts with a bunch of difficult customers to appreciate fully just how lovely they are. 2. More goes on in one day on an NHS ward than in a year’s worth of […]

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13. January 2015

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Votive of thanks

Sponsored¬† It’s hard to know what to say when a child confesses they’ve been awake all night worrying that you’re going to die. So I did what any good parent would do – and lied my head off. ‘Of course I’m not going to die. What a ridiculous idea,’ I blustered, knowing all the while […]

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13. January 2015

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Dos and Don’ts at Christmas

It’s been a while, what with all the medical stuff – in a nutshell, there’s another operation to get through in January, then that should be IT. There’s no radiotherapy or chemo with melanoma as it doesn’t work, so I might try to get on a drugs trial ….sounds more fun than it is, probably. […]

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13. January 2015

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Votive of thanks

Votive of thanks

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4. January 2015

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The good things about cancer ….

The good things about cancer ….

In the spirit of Being Positive, I bring you my top five advantages of having cancer: 1. I didn’t have to send any Christmas cards. Just in case you’re on my list, and are under the impression that I love writing cards, look away now – I HATE writing Christmas cards. But of course I […]

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24. December 2014

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Dos and Don’ts at Christmas

Dos and Don’ts at Christmas

It’s been a while, what with all the medical stuff – in a nutshell, there’s another operation to get through in January, then that should be IT. There’s no radiotherapy or chemo with melanoma as it doesn’t work, so I might try to get on a drugs trial ….sounds more fun than it is, probably. […]

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1. December 2014

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Thank you

Thank you

Thanks so much to everyone who’s been reading and ringing and wishing and commenting. It’s lovely to feel the support. In a way I shall feel I have let you all down if I get the all clear! All that worry and concern for nothing! I’ll feel terrible for stirring up such a fuss. Yes, […]

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13. November 2014

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Glass half empty

Glass half empty

I wasn’t brought up in a ‘glass half full’ kind of family. It was more, ‘call that a glass?’ or even, ‘glass? What glass?’. So being told to keep positive is all very well, but it goes completely against the grain. I light, I’ve spent the past two weeks rushing about trying to get Christmas […]

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6. November 2014

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Sponsored video: Barclays and Mumsnet ‘Your Bank Live’

Sponsored video: Barclays and Mumsnet ‘Your Bank Live’ If you had to give mums a list of places it’s fun to visit with toddlers, or children of any ages, then banks would feature right down bumping at the bottom of the list, along with Post Office queues and the dentist. Although it’s tempting to do […]

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