For People Living With Cancer

Thyroid cancer experience? We need your help pls!!

Hi everyone. As you all know very well by now, I started this blog, to help people understand that the feeling of isolation was not unusual, when dealing with a cancer diagnosis.It is a problem that is very underestimated, amongst all the things rapidly occuring once the

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Facing fear and feeling free

Not only, during my many hospital visits, but in most other life situations, I am a ‘people watcher’. A lot of my friends tell me they do the same! I find other people so interesting,how they all react differently to situations, what they say or do in

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Cancer Patient Experience in the N.H.S

I have spent the last few days, looking through various reports, written about the Department of Health’s National Cancer Experience Survey. If I am honest, I am not really a report type of guy, but anything that talks about ‘Patient Experience’ grabs my attention. This is my passion,

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Cancer and our physical relationships

I am writing this on a very quiet day, and I was reflecting that I have now written over 80 posts since I started this blog. I thought that I must have written about most subjects connected with cancer, but I realised that there is one important subject

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Finding strength from adversity

Without fail, in every week, I meet people that totally amaze me. In my work,it is mostly people affected by cancer, but there are also lots of other people,who have different issues, which they are struggling to deal with. One of my favourite sayings is that ‘there is no hierarchy in problems’.

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Is stress increasing, in our lives today?

In the last five years, so many things have happened to me, both physically and mentally, that I often lie in bed, and struggle to come to terms with it all. When I look back, before my diagnosis, although I was approaching 50, in the pictures that I

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” I don’t need help, I’m a man! “

I have always been an obstinate man, and  thought that I knew best. To be fair, I have always listened to what others have had to say, but have generally gone with my own judgement in the end.  When you are a young man, all the testosterone is

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Volunteering, and the power of working together.

Volunteering, and the power of working together.

I’m sure that during the last few weeks you will have either read about, or experienced personally, the incredible work done by the volunteers and London Ambassadors, at the Olympic games. In many reports that I have seen and heard, it has been said that this was one

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