The Sting in The Tail

Life – Terror. Ecstasy. Fight. Denial. Flight. Failure. PAIN. Forgiveness. Reconciliation. Hope. Love. Peace – Death. Cancer Immunotherapy Largely due to increases in funding there are numerous, continuing developments in the area of immunotherapy and prostate cancer treatment. A recent article published by prostatecanceruk.org highlighted the latest research of some potentially exciting studies which mayContinue reading “The Sting in The Tail”

Amla

Life – Terror. Ecstasy. Fight. Denial. Flight. Failure. PAIN. Forgiveness. Reconciliation. Hope. Love. Peace – Death. As soon as I was diagnosed with cancer I began researching. I wanted to know anything, everything about ALL possible treatments, orthodox and otherwise. I was 100% open-minded, of course I was, I was desperate? I would literally tryContinue reading “Amla”

CRF

Life – Terror. Ecstasy. Fight. Denial. Flight. Failure. PAIN. Forgiveness. Reconciliation. Hope. Love. Peace – Death. CRF – Cancer-related Fatigue  Fatigue is by far the most common symptom experienced prior to a cancer diagnosis. According to a 2018 patient survey, 56% of patients will experience fatigue in the lead up to their diagnosis. It is important to rememberContinue reading “CRF”

Carol

Life – Terror. Ecstasy. Fight. Denial. Flight. Failure. PAIN. Forgiveness. Reconciliation. Hope. Love. Peace – Death. My Sister Carol. My big Sis. Carol put up with me. She tolerated me. She had no choice. My older sister, 4 years older, for much of the time, Carol had to fulfill many roles including looking after me.Continue reading “Carol”

Trying to Make Sense of it All

Life – Terror. Ecstasy. Fight. Denial. Flight. Failure. PAIN. Forgiveness. Reconciliation. Hope. Love. Peace – Death. Early Memories When looking back on the past it is often difficult to distinguish between memories of actual events and occurrences or recollections of others accounts of those events. I certainly have memories of good and bad events inContinue reading “Trying to Make Sense of it All”

Old

Life – Terror. Ecstasy. Fight. Denial. Flight. Failure. PAIN. Forgiveness. Reconciliation. Hope. Love. Peace – Death. You know that you are old when the first thing that comes into your head whilst watching an attractive woman cooking is ‘wow look at how well she is chopping that spring onion’? Happy Easter-Saturday people Thanks for reading.Continue reading “Old”

BRCA1 & BRCA2 Its all down to our Genes?

Life – Terror. Ecstasy. Fight. Denial. Flight. Failure. Forgiveness. Reconciliation. Hope. Love. Peace – Death. Post Genealogy Screening Results My aim for Genealogy Screening was to establish a baseline that might help to forewarn (and) protect my son, daughter and grandson (and future grandchildren) in years to come. However, I did also have more thanContinue reading “BRCA1 & BRCA2 Its all down to our Genes?”

Geno Immuno Therapy Cancer Trials

Life – Terror. Ecstasy. Fight. Denial. Flight. Failure. Forgiveness. Reconciliation. Hope. Love. Peace – Death. Today, 25th March ’21, as part of an assessment for eligibility to enrolle onto a Geno Therapy Trial I will be undergoing a new round of scans – CT Thorax abdo pelvis with contrast and whole body bone scanning …toContinue reading “Geno Immuno Therapy Cancer Trials”

30% Club

Life – Terror. Ecstasy. Fight. Denial. Flight. Failure. Forgiveness. Reconciliation. Hope. Love. Peace – Death. Five years ago to the day (yesterday) 17th March 2016 ‘Paddy’s Day’ my prostate surgery anniversary via a Da Vinci Robotic-assisted Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy. A radical prostatectomy is a surgical procedure for the complete removal of the prostate and close proximity surroundingContinue reading “30% Club”

Won The Battle Now The War

Terror. Ecstasy. Fight. Denial. Flight. Failure. Forgiveness. Reconciliation. Hope. Love. Peace  Fight Vindication The scan had produced the goods. I felt vindicated for my stubborn refusal to concede the scan. A scan I had been promised. Reality. Truth is if I had not been promised it I would have not even been aware of it?Continue reading “Won The Battle Now The War”