Monthly Archives: October, 2012

Sandy, stop it now and play nicely

I have been thinking of everyone in the path of hurricane Sandy and hoping that you are all safe and secure.  I can’t get on to facebook this morning so I can’t check how things are doing.  Maybe it is based in New York City … who knows. Here, in Tunbridge Wells in England, it is …

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What is between Early Stage Breast Cancer and End of Life?

If you ask just about anyone who has just been diagnosed as Stage IV the answer would probably be a flood of tears, and the inability to put a sentence together in any coherent fashion and a terror of the unknown.  Now four years and nine months down the line from my official diagnosis, and over 5 …

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Keep calm and carry on

During the summer I bought a clock in Ely Cathedral shop which has a Union Jack and the motto ‘Keep calm and carry on’.  I got it partly because of the patriotic design but also because the motto is rather appropriate for my situation.  Living with metastatic breast cancer is, for me at least, a …

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Why live in such fear?

I originally wrote this 11 September 2012, for some reason it didn’t get published I started an iPetition in the UK to try to get more funding for MBC and I sent it to some folks via e-mail.  The response seems to be slow but I must say that I was surprised to get an …

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Why another group for breast cancer?

I started the group because of the number of people on Inspire who felt that they wanted to do something about funding, recognition and awareness of metastatic breast cancer.  To be quite frank because I am fed up to the back teeth with the Pinkness of breast cancer which excludes mets, except as a number …

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On the road again

Before my Stage IV diagnosis I hadn’t been away for years other than to visit my Aunt.  It was one of those things that I would do sometime in the future, but I’ve never been a high earner, and I didn’t feel that I could justify spending money on myself.  That changed.  Why was I sitting …

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How do we make progress?

I have been thinking today, how do we make progress with getting Metastatic Breast Cancer recognised when so many of those with the disease feel the need to deny that the breast cancer has spread? I suppose it depends how you were diagnosed.  In my case I had actually just gone back to work while …

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Mork calling Orson, come in Orson …

I am in a bit of a Limboland at the moment.  My desktop PC just stopped working while I was downstairs putting some washing in the machine and my internet provider is rubbish and I have to change it anyway because my niece was paying for it and now she is on maternity leave and …

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The Young Ones

There is a misconception that Breast Cancer is a disease of older women.  How wrong can you be?  Whilst the majority of those who develop breast cancer will be over 60 there are many who are in their 20’s, 30’s, 40’s and 50’s who also have the disease and who die from the disease.  There …

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Remembering …

These are those that I know have died since the last Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day 13 October 2011 – 2012.  Sadly these are just those that I know of, the rest are known unto God.  Don’t tell me this is a disease of old women because three of these ladies were in their 30’s; …

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