Well, my birthday celebrations are all over, and it's time to wonder where the next party is...And I'll tell you! It's for a GREAT cause, and it will be a GREAT night. This is what it is:The Three Peaks PartyParty the night away in Infernos and raise money for the NfA at the same time...Start … Continue reading Great cause; great party
Happy birthday to me! This birthday is a little different from last year's (scroll down), not just because I'm turning 25 instead of 24.The job's still great - and they got me cake! Not as many balloons as last year, admittedly, but I have various celebrations planned this year. It's wonderful to be celebrating my … Continue reading 25, employed, housed and healthy
Life is remarkably 'normal' at the moment. That's probably why I haven't posted in over a month. But if you're still reading, here's a quick update, and I'll try to expand as soon as I get a moment.I've moved to Balham and am living with a couple of friends from uni, and a couple of … Continue reading Back to life?
Yesterday I had a bone marrow biopsy - my first for quite a while. It probably shouldn't have been so long since the last one, but I'm not the sort of person to ask for a bone marrow, as I find them horrible. Of the first four, I had 2 under sedation, and 2 not, … Continue reading Sedation and bone marrow biopsies
I've been slowly getting through some of the more important things that I've done / been to over the past month or so, and have finally reached what might be the most exciting news...I may have mentioned on this blog that I was going for an interview, but I was a bit coy about what … Continue reading The most exciting news
Following on remarkably coherently from my last post, I thought I'd encourage you to help my father raise money for the new Cancer Day Unit at St Richard's Hospital... Or, as he put it:Excuse me emailing you with a begging bowl, but I am raising money for St Richard's Hospital Charitable Trust in recognition of … Continue reading My fazher!
I had harboured a crazy hope that I might get through the whole of the Maintenance therapy without having to spend any more time as an inpatient, and was doing pretty well on that count, my body managing to deal with any little sniffles I've had since December. However, just before Easter I developed sniffles … Continue reading Same same, but different
Just over a week ago I attended a memorial service for Charlie Allen, who died recently of cancer. He was 20, and though I didn't have much chance to get to know him, we had a lot of common, and had bumped into each other at the Marsden in Sutton. Our families (particularly parents) had … Continue reading Charlie Allen RIP
Well, the vinblastine has been fine so far - possibly because we forgot the steroids (prednisolone), which I was meant to have at the same time as the chemo (for 5 days)... It's delightful not to have a sore jaw etc, because I felt really rubbish last time. I'm now on the second day of … Continue reading Keep up, keep up
It's probably about time I posted again, and excitingly there's even a slight change to my medical routine to tell you about. The time for my three-monthly chemo arrived last Tuesday (6th), but one of the counts from my liver function was pretty high, and seemingly getting higher. The doctors decided it was probably a … Continue reading Vinblasted