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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Cancer Stories, Radiotherapy

Radiation fibrosis syndrome: Late effects of Head and neck Cancers #219


So yeah.....Looks like I've got that too....yup seriously... This is something I think I've known about for a couple of years but I've got enough going on!! I couldn't be doing with anything else, but in recent months my speech has deteriorated I am unable to pronounce the 'th' sound and and a few others… Continue reading Radiation fibrosis syndrome: Late effects of Head and neck Cancers #219

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!

Health

Scan done – just waiting for results !


So yesterday i had my scan, it was at high Wycombe hospital. the night before i was struggling with feeling stressed and found myself frantically cleaning  which id a default i go to when I'm feeling stressed and over whelmed, its a distraction techniques as I'm obviously worried for the result. Its not helped that… Continue reading Scan done – just waiting for results !

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Meeting my new head and neck surgeon, nerve wracking doesn’t come close! & I have a lump in my neck


Well as you all know I now live in Aylesbury area and getting to see Mr Moss is a nightmare its 2 plus hours and with my travel sickness, which is now so severe I have to carry sick bags at all times and take 2 different ant sickness meds - which sometimes work but… Continue reading Meeting my new head and neck surgeon, nerve wracking doesn’t come close! & I have a lump in my neck

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Mummy blog – because what ever I go through so do they


well as title says really? and I know its not just the kids it G as well. When I'm in hospital or unwell it effects the whole house which is one of the many reason I hate being in hospital, I can see the effect it is having and yet am powerless to help. There… Continue reading Mummy blog – because what ever I go through so do they

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Not the best start to the year,onward and upwards -I say


Post radiotherapy for tongue cancer - still battling feeding issues and needed TPN to survive. Ehlers Danlos syndrome thrown into the mix and its all off kilter. trying to smile and keep going for my children and husband it can be hard though at times.

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Update 2017 – still battling on


HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE Well here we are almost at the 4 year mark and we all thought it would be way behind us and we would have moved on with life but unfortunately not!   Here's what going on - we are now living near Aylesbury Buckinghamshire (sounds posh doesn't it ). The kids… Continue reading Update 2017 – still battling on

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3 years post Radiotherapy. .


Well this is a milestone and a half!! First thing's first as far as I'm aware I'm cancer free!!!! I should probably stop there because that's all that matters, but, I wanted to update as to what's been going on for the last probably year since my last post. First of their children are doing… Continue reading 3 years post Radiotherapy. .

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Hypothyroid


I think I've talked about this before but never at length and i feel now would be a good time to as I'm in the throws of a hypothyroid episode.  What Does the Thyroid Gland Do? The thyroid (THY-royd) gland, a small butterfly-shaped gland in the front of your neck, makes thyroid hormones. Thyroid hormones… Continue reading Hypothyroid

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730 days Since..


I became a patient, a statistic, a member of a  club you NEVER ask to join yet can NEVER leave. I've spoken of my depression and anxiety before, but I've never found a way to put it in to words. I'll try, once you're in the club you're playing Russian roulette with Schrödinger’s cancer,  it's… Continue reading 730 days Since..

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It’s been a while


Once you have had cancer you will always be a cancer patient but there is hope.

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Sensing tone in the written word


This is something that has intrigued me for a long while. I find it interesting that you can, for example reply "ok" in a text it can be taken so may ways. OK,  ie fine whatever I hate you right now!!!! OK,  ie no issues, I'm happy with that thanks. OK, ie  lethargic don't care… Continue reading Sensing tone in the written word