Website Archive - May 2011

Days 7-11 Complementary approaches

 Spent Wednesday writing my monthly Education Guardian column and putting finishing touches ...

01 May 2011

Day 12: Good and Bad News

 In to see the cancer consultant at the William Rous Unit at Kingston Hospital. It feels as ...

02 May 2011

Days 13-14: Chemo begins

The day before my first chemotherapy treatment I try something quite different: a Reiki healing s...

03 May 2011

Days 15-20: Chemo side-effects

My days have now taken on an additional numbering system (is this the dormant librarian in me?). ...

04 May 2011

Days 21-27: Resuming normal life

It's now 3 weeks since I was told I have cancer and just over a week after my first chemoth...

08 May 2011

Days 28-32: a landmark passed

After my previous post, a good friend and fellow journalist emailed to suggest I had started a ne...

12 May 2011

Days 33-39: Doing too much?

I'm writing this on the eve of my second chemotherapy session. I'm not looking forward to it mu...

15 May 2011

Days 40-43: To 'battle' or not?

First, my sincere thanks to everyone for the kind messages of support as I went head-to-head into...

19 May 2011

Days 43-49: cricket and dowsing

I've always liked cricketing metaphors. That's why I decided to record my cancer diary by numbe...

25 May 2011

Day 50: Thai half-marathon for cancer charity

 Today I'm marking the 50th day since my diagnosis and I intend to go onto a better score t...

26 May 2011

Days 50-54: Feeling good as scan looms

The next landmark looming for me now is the CT scan, which is due tomorrow....

30 May 2011