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Looking Good and Feeling Better

Look good feel better

It’s not easy to look good when you’re going through cancer treatments. If you’re having chemotherapy there’s the inevitable hair loss which can include the eyebrows and eyelashes. As someone who doesn’t usually wear a lot of make-up at the best of

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Chemo Brain

I had another discussion with my oncologist this week as regards evidence (or lack of) for ‘chemo brain’. Apparently there isn’t any definitive evidence that such a thing actually exists. Well I let him know that, in my case, it

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Victoria Derbyshire Takes Off Her Wig

This week Victoria Derbyshire showed a video removing her wig and revealing her shorter hair style now that it’s grown back after her chemotherapy treatment.   Losing your hair when you’re going through chemotherapy can be devastating for many women,

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Hurrah! A new bra

It might not sound like a big deal and most women struggle to find a good fitting bra at the best of times but since surgery, I’ve been wearing my post-surgery bras when needed and unable to wear a ‘normal’

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Follow-up Op

If you’ve had reconstruction as part of your surgery, it’s likely you’ll end up back in hospital for a further operation. It’s not always possible to get it right first time. Our bodies are complex things, not symmetrical or exact and

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Thinking Ahead

Embed from Getty Images “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” – Benjamin Franklin When you’re confronted with your own mortality you start to think about the inevitability of your own death. There

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Alcohol & Tamoxifen

View image | Recently I’ve noticed an intolerance to alcohol.  Feeling particularly nauseous if I have more than a couple of glasses of wine. I’ve never been a big drinker and can go for weeks, or even months, without

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25 years on!

Last week I met someone who was diagnosed with breast cancer 25 years ago.  She’s still here!  Looks amazing – has a wonderful family and husband and is proof that cancer can and is being beaten, day by day, year by

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Victoria Derbyshire’s Breast Cancer Diary

Victoria Derbyshire has recently publicised the video diary of her cancer operation.  She shares very similar thought and emotions to my own experience, although I wouldn’t have been sitting up in bed just a few hours after my operation doing a

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Tour De Cymru …

Just under two months to go until I’ll be cycling 225 miles in 7 days from Cardiff to Caernarfon along Sustrans Route 8, while pedalling up (and down) 5000m of ascent. I’ve been in training on my new bike for a few months now

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