Countdown

Countdown to March 4th, surgery day. The clock is ticking steadily down to my day of reckoning and the visitation with Madame La Guillotine! I have to say it is a bittersweet time. Looking forward to getting rid of the cancer but absolutely dreading the process that has to be gone through to get there.…

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Lymph Nodes and Cancer

What is the lymph system? Lymph Nodes and Cancer Our bodies have a network of lymph vessels and lymph nodes. (Lymph is pronounced limf.) This network is a part of the body’s immune system. It collects fluid, waste material, and other things (like viruses and bacteria) that are in the body tissues, outside the bloodstream.…

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How fast does cancer spread?

Cancer Progression How Quickly Cancer Spreads Our bodies are made up trillions of cells. Normally, new cells replace old or damaged cells as they die off. Sometimes, a cell’s DNA becomes damaged. The immune system can generally control a small number of abnormal cells from further damage to our bodies. Cancer occurs when there are…

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The winner takes it all

Maybe miracles do happen…. Shock and horror accompany a diagnosis of cancer. The shock of knowing you have cancer and the horror at knowing paying for treatment will be impossible. Linda and myself looked at the options and none of them were good. I have lived in the USA for just over 20 years and…

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14 Symptoms of Throat Cancer

Throat Cancer Nobody wants to receive a diagnosis of cancer. Cancer is a scary word, but luckily, medical science has come a long way in the last decade, and a cancer diagnosis is no longer a death sentence. Most people who receive the proper treatment on time, do survive cancer and are able to go…

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The Turn of a Friendly Card

The Winner Takes it All I’m not doing a happy dance, nor a victory roll but I am feeling cautiously optimistic. We’re in a card game. We can only progress when certain cards come into play and right now we are waiting for the second card to be dealt. When that happens and more importantly,…

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An ‘I’ Post

I before me except after you A roller-coaster week. So much has happened and much of it seems like a blur. I find it difficult to place what happened on which day and now, here we are at Sunday…was last Sunday only a week ago? There is so much to do and I’m struggling to…

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Cold, Wet and Nasty

A moany post! Cold, Wet and Nasty A cold, wet and nasty miserable day today! Cold, wet, damp, gloomy….if you imagine we live in a sun-drenched paradise then please come and visit North West Florida in January. It can be just as downright unpleasant as anywhere I know…. That said it is supposed to be…

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What a Difference a Day Makes

24 Little Hours What a difference a day makes…. Yesterday was horrendous. Absolutely horrible. Both Linda and myself were exhausted, worried , in despair and upset. Last night wasn’t much better, sleep came easy for a while then quickly descended into panic and misery once awake. Then things got a little brighter. I spoke with…

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Faith and Hope – The Rest May Follow

Faith and Hope – But No Charity Tuesday 28th January Faith and Hope but as yet no Charity…The picture above was taken in the restroom at the Hope Radiation Cancer Center. One step forward but many questions remain. We saw the Oncologist this morning and although I guess I knew what the treatment would be,…

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