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…

The kindness of strangers

I want to take you back to the Friday before I went in to surgery. I had been at work that day and as the day was drawing to a close, my friend said ‘so… Pub…?’. It was just us three close friends left in the office and it turned out we all had a…

Side effects – Neuropathy

So… I now have peripheral neuropathy, thanks to that last dose of the meanie Cisplatin. Immediately after I had it, I got numb feet. They weren’t too bad, just quite fuzzy. Not quite pins and needles and not quite actual numbness. They’re just… Fuzzy. All of the time. Then when I spoke to my Oncologist…