Monthly Archives: October, 2013

Contributing to breast cancer research

It is now over six years ago that part of my body was cut off because of cancer. A part of that breast still exists and may be helping researchers get a better understanding of how breast cancer works. I donated the tumour to a tissue bank which was being set up centrally in the …

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My new boob

No I haven’t had reconstruction, but I did collect my new prosthesis yesterday. My old one split and the gel started to come out of the old one so I had to put it in a plastic bag and go on wearing it until the new one was sent out from my main hospital to …

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Wouldn’t it be lovely?

Eliza just wanted a nice warm bed and one enormous chair … wouldn’t life be wonderful if it was really that simple. But then, couldn’t life be really that simple if we really wanted it to be. If we stripped away all the things that we don’t really need, and for that matter don’t really …

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The New York Times

I saw a request for breast cancer stories in the on-line version of the New York Times, so I submitted my story, never thinking that it would be selected. But there I am … with a photo of myself with my great niece Sophie taken in August this year. Victoria Ford from Lymington, Hampshire, UK. …

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Generic Drugs – good choice, or bad?

I was interested to read this article from the New York Times this morning about the way that generic medication is seen in the US. In the UK it has long been the case that doctors must prescribe generic meds unless specifically stated on the prescription. This has saved massive amounts of money which has …

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Is October really about Awareness … or fundraising?

Even in the UK we get emails etc in October about things that various Breast Cancer and general Cancer charities are doing about fundraising … hold on, back pedal, isn’t October supposed to be about Breast Cancer AWARENESS? The name of the month would imply this, but it all seems to be about MONEY and …

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Fallen Angels – Oct 2012 to Sep 2013

This is a list of those who I have known who have died from Metastatic Breast Cancer since the last Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This list includes several who were born in the 1970’s and these are just those from North America. Some of them are remembered with block on our remembrance quilt. I would …

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