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The oncology meeting: the real truth about a cure for cancer

By on Nov 20, 2017 in Blog Posts, Cancer, Fiction, Writing bits and bobs | 4 comments

“Why don’t we just tell them the truth?”  Asked the intern…

The Amplitude and Wavelength of happiness

By on Nov 9, 2017 in Blog Posts, Cancer, Spring, Video | 4 comments

How to be resilient

By on Nov 7, 2017 in Blog Posts, Cancer, Spring, Uncategorised | 2 comments

Chris is strong. He hasn’t just coped but thrived in the hardest of years. It leaves me with no doubt that Chris will manage whatever life can throw at him. He is resilient.

I can’t be expected to shop

By on Nov 5, 2017 in Blog Posts, Cancer, Spring | 0 comments

These days I am more vagrant than Vogue…

Talking in the past tense

By on Oct 30, 2017 in Blog Posts, Cancer, Spring | 4 comments

“The writing prompt is: it’s raining you are not at home. Go!” We were sitting in deep shade in a leafy garden in Saxonwold at the first meeting of a local writers group that I’d attended. Without thinking I began to write about the first thing that popped into my brain.

Guerrilla teachers

By on Oct 25, 2017 in Blog Posts, Cancer, Spring | 0 comments

The ceiling of the meeting room is low and, although its adequate, I can’t help wishing the lights would be brighter. It’s familiar, this room – not from our cancer journey – but from my corporate life before cancer started. It’s a well-appointed meeting room in a weekend-silent office block. Individual, note-taking desks have been shunted to the back of the space and piled with plates filled with corporate catering. Sexy looking but (I know from experience) uncomfortable chairs have been positioned into loose circles of five chairs apiece. Josh sits on one of the chairs with karate-suited adults to either side. He’s been invited to attend an hour-long session where these adults will practice what they have learnt in their “Kids Kicking Cancer” training. The training will, apparently, equip them with the ability to help kids with dread diseases cope with the fear and pain of...