Monthly Archives: May, 2013

Wouldn’t it be nice …

to be able to wake up and feel no pain? Wouldn’t it be nice to have entire days when you didn’t think about cancer. Wouldn’t it be nice to feel that when you tell your oncologist about a problem that you felt they were taking in what you are saying. I completely understand that there …

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Why are so many against Integrated Medicine?

http://healing.naturalnews.com/ All but one of the contributors to this series of talks is a M.D. so why do people not listen to what they have to say first and then make up their own minds. This series is running this week only (week beginning 20 May 2013), it is free (only on the day of …

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Back on a even(ish) keel

So after a few days of a mind whirring out of control and a sense of total despair things are getting back to something a bit more normal. I have even started with positive affirmations instead of my old ‘I am nobody, I am nothing, I do not exist’ which was all that was going …

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Metastatic Breast Cancer … culture?

I have just watched a TedMed video on youtube and it started me thinking; you may have heard the noise of the rusty cogs moving. Andrew Solomon came to realise that there was a vibrant ‘horizontal’ culture in the lives of those who, for instance, are deaf or are dwarves just as there is a …

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The Forgotten Army

During World War Two the British 14th Army fighting in Burma considered themselves to be the Forgotten Army, even though they were the largest Army in WW2. The press paid little attention to what was going on there and focused on North Africa and the European theatres. By the time the Japanese surrendered and those …

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Finding dreams to give meaning to life

Thought for the day: Why have we forgotten how to dream? With our innocence gone, and the entertainment industry doing all the work for us, we quickly lose our capacity to dream possible futures. Stop. Close your eyes. And dream again. Put the stars in your dreams. And then reach for them. No need to …

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When I let go of what I am …

I become what I might be. – Lao Tzu I can’t clearly remember who I was before I had metastatic breast cancer. I have let go of that person because she was killing me slowly. That death was not to do with my body, but to do with my soul, spirit … my life … …

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Breast Cancer Apartheid

Apartheid – A policy or system of segregation. The most infamous use of Apartheid was in South Africa where the population was segregated according to race. It was a system that I found baffling when I started to correspond with a girl in Durban when I was about 10. She sent me a rough map …

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May is cancer research month

But where does all the money go? It certainly doesn’t get spent on trying to find a cure for Metastatic Breast Cancer. As with all metastatic cancers only a tiny percentage of the money goes to research the cancer once it has spread. In the case of breast cancer that is about 3%; and no, …

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