Cancer information, Radiotherapy

Radiotherapy Explained


If you've just been told your going to have radiotherapy - I hope this helps. I have lot of pictures to help- this is my treatment for tongue cancer - but I understand this is the general set up for most Head and Neck Cancers! This is the room and the table you lie on… Continue reading Radiotherapy Explained

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My Life

Triple therapy and update!


My goodness it's been so long since I've updated and I've done quite a lot where to start. As you may know I've moved again and I'm now based in Aylesbury which means a new doctor. I had to find a new Mr Moss let's find someone I can trust and someone who would look… Continue reading Triple therapy and update!

My Life

Triple therapy and update!


My goodness it's been so long since I've updated and I've done quite a lot where to start. As you may know I've moved again and I'm now based in Aylesbury which means a new doctor. I had to find a new Mr Moss let's find someone I can trust and someone who would look… Continue reading Triple therapy and update!

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Half term part 2


So we are at the end of half term, we haven't done anything too exciting but its been good, well other than THE worst mummy fail ever, essentially I told my 8 year old boy he could not wear deodorant because he hasn't started his periods, in my defence I meant to say puberty. Then… Continue reading Half term part 2

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Recovery? (arm pic but not as gross anymore)


I haven't blogged for ever and I keep getting asked if I am ok as I haven't blogged - I am ok - in my own way ! I thought I would start with a quick run down of whats been going on I am seeing Mr Moss 4 weekly and at that appointment I… Continue reading Recovery? (arm pic but not as gross anymore)

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As weak as a kitten…


Well friday, after seeing the palliative care doctor (not end if life, but symptom control), who added as drug to my syringe driver and gave me the ok to go home. This is Sarah the Dr  I saw and she was THE kindest doctor, she was amazing and I even loved her dress (it was from… Continue reading As weak as a kitten…

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What my furture holds


I have been thinking about this a lot recently and it was dragged kicking and screaming to the surface  today, when we took the children to MacDonalds and I say and cried - not coz i love the food, although i did love a chicken sandwich meal, but I cried because I cannot eat - my last actual meal was… Continue reading What my furture holds

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HALF WAY……


Who would have thought it - i certainly didn't - its seemed forever away in the beginning... but I'm there - although i cannot take all the credit - i have had a lot  of help.   I did have some bad news this week thou, friday i has the speech and language therapist (SALT) show up ... she asked how… Continue reading HALF WAY……

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So … I cried


I can honestly say I have only cried a handful of times since diagnosis and that includes when i was told and even after surgery ... see i don't like crying, i worry i wont stop or i will loose control. but tonight i am in a lot of pain, my back isn't liking the bed that i lay on for… Continue reading So … I cried

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And repeat…..


Same view same staff same faces, except the newbys who hold their diagnosis letter and their schedule of treatments as if its proof they should be here... its  obvious many are panicing possibly imagining big cancer fighting lazer beams whereas its a big polo with beeps and clicks.. you want feel it... or see it....… Continue reading And repeat…..

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STOP PRESS …..AMAZING NEWS


So I have some amazing news. When initially diagnosed T2 N0 (tumor grade 2 /4 Nodes 0 ) but then we found the nodes and the nerves invasion ! so things were looking a bit shittier We were T2 N2 with nerve WE ARE NOW T1 N2 with nerve which was discovered by my oncologist WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO So whilst this technically doesn't… Continue reading STOP PRESS …..AMAZING NEWS

Radiotherapy

Radiotherapy Explained


If you've just been told your going to have radiotherapy - i hope this helps - i have lost of pictures to help- this is my treatment for tongue cancer - but i understand this is the general set up for most Head and Neck Cancers! This is the room and the table you like… Continue reading Radiotherapy Explained

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Busy morning and back to crafting :-)


So today was the day of both my dentist appointment, and G's MRI - Dentist went fine other than one lose filling which he's gonna sort out for me next week, and G's MRI was fine he fell asleep in in the tunnel !! i sware that man can sleep anywhere - for anyone who hadn't had an… Continue reading Busy morning and back to crafting 🙂

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If that phone rings one more time god help me


Or more to the point god help them !!! I woke up wanting to go back to bed G had done my meds - a small bonus of the peg - you can have a bloody 3 course mean and not realise - well mostly - there was one nurses at the hospital who depressed the syringe… Continue reading If that phone rings one more time god help me