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Archive: 01 2015

Let’s Talk About the Cancer Blues

When you’re diagnosed with cancer, you know to expect physical symptoms. But many of us don’t expect the emotional symptoms that come with the diagnosis and the treatment. We call this emotional fallout the Cancer Blues and on World Cancer Day, we want to get the world talking about this often overlooked cause. Read More


Life Away From This Life

This is the thing, when you have cancer – like, when you are stuck with living with cancer, one of the best things possible is to forget about it all together. I don’t mean forget your appointments and such . . . tempting, but no. I mean, have a passion (travelling!! this pic below is from Cuba), hobby, job,… Read More



A few days after my collapse in the hallway, I developed a bad cough and a high fever.  I went to bed that night hoping that the fever would be gone in the morning.  I’m optimistic most of the time.  Quite positive actually.  I think that’s what really helped me through this up to this point.  Humour also… Read More

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A Belated List for 2014

Hello 2015, How have you been doing? It has been a lovely one month since I disappeared. Where have I been? Mostly in the kitchen doing dishes. (again) We also had family get-togethers, I sewed stockings for everyone, there was some crazy Settlers of Katan playing, Zsolt and travelled to CUBA . . . and then… Read More

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How do I talk to a cancer patient?

How do I talk to a friend? What do I take them? How often do I go? What do I write in a card? What makes it so difficult to talk to cancer patients - it may be the fear of saying the wrong thing or guilt of upsetting them. There may be a first visit but then it fades just when the Cancer Blues become reality. How can we help? Read More

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