Monthly Archives: April, 2013

23 April – St George’s Day and oncology appointment

St George is the Patron Saint of England … you know … the dude who slew the dragon. It doesn’t get celebrated quite as enthusiastically as St Patrick, Andrew or David, but it should be. This year I will be having my three monthly check up with the oncologist and as I haven’t had any …

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Patchwork – a metaphor for life with Metastatic Cancer?

Just in case you haven’t noticed I have become somewhat obsessed with patchwork quilts recently.  I have spent loadsa money on fabrics and even bought a new sewing machine, though that was more of a necessity as my old one had stopped working and I actually can’t find it any more.  Maybe it got put …

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From Outrage To Action … please read

One of the worst aspects of having Metastatic Breast Cancer is that so few understand what this means.  I wrote to my Member of Parliament about the EUs plans to restrict access to supplements and Chinese Herbal Medicine and mentioned that I had Stage IV/Metastatic/Secondary breast cancer.  In his reply he gave a typically wishy …

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