So I finally met with my surgeon…

It was a busy day actually. I had to go in first for a chest x-ray. This is one of those things I have to have every two months. You see, the most common mets for osteosarcoma (look at me with my cancer vernacular. Mets = metastasis = spread) is to the lungs. So we keep…

Happy 70th birthday NHS

It is the 70th birthday of the NHS. Where to start? I suppose with something that’s obviously close to me. Looking at cancer alone – 50% of people get cancer. That means you, and your mum. Or your partner and your dad. Or your sister and your best friend. I know of people in the…

Last minute thoughts on this surgery

I’m not like… Worrying about this surgery. I mean… I know the risks. I know it’s huge. I know it could end up being even bigger than they expect. I know things could go wrong. But I’m not lying awake at night worrying. There’s no good in me worrying about it. It’s not like a…

Surgeon meeting take 2

So I met with the surgeon today. We’re aiming for surgery on the 5th of March. That’s soon. When will I find out if that’s going ahead? Hopefully Tuesday. 5 days before I would be going to hospital. Plenty of time for my parents to book tickets to come over, right? Found out I’ll be…

Reiki road test

Ok, as promised, it is time to report back on my experience with… REIKI!!! Reiki was basically exactly what I was expecting. But I promise I really did go with an open mind. I went in and was asked to lie down on the bed after a brief introduction. There was some lavender oil diffusing…