For People Living With Cancer

The emotional impact of cancer

The emotional impact of cancer

Well, this week has been a really crazy one! Since winning the award last week, much back slapping has been done, and it has slightly taken my focus from my regular work. I have found it difficult to keep up with people wanting to communicate with me,

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And the award goes to ……….

And the award goes to ..........

As my regular readers will know, I seem to have no problem with finding subject matter for my weekly posts. My life is quite varied, and what tends to happen is that either I will read something, or talk to someone, that will prompt, that post. On

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Life on the cancer rollercoaster.

Life on the cancer rollercoaster.

Well, one thing is for sure, and that is my new life is never boring! If my old life had gone to plan, I would be retired now, looking for something to fill up my time. We were going to do a lot of travelling, and discover

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‘Gone,but never forgotten!’

'Gone,but never forgotten!'

This week I received the news that one of my very inspirational social media friends had tragically passed away. Unfortunately in the world I now live, death is a much more common occurrence for me than it was. I have become used to forming bonds, only for

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Have you reached ‘compassion fatigue’ with good causes?

Have you reached 'compassion fatigue' with good causes?

This week has been very busy with people commenting, about my previous post and sharing their ‘patient experience.’ It certainly provoked a large response, but interestingly, a lot of people wanted to keep their comments private. This worries me, because it is one thing if staff feel threatened to

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‘Patient experience,’ what is yours?

'Patient experience,' what is yours?

Well, I’ve decided with this post to step into the murky waters of ‘patient experience.’ This has been building for some time, but it seems to have come to a head this week. If I’m honest, my own recent personal experience, was the straw that broke the camels

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How has cancer changed you?

How has cancer changed you?

“I am now on the other side of treatment. My hair is coming back, much different than it was before, but beautiful. However my body will never be the same. The things that will never be the same are not things people can see, but I know. 

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