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Pain Full

Deja vu! It's been a grey day. I have been reading more about myeloma, not pulling the punches. It is written by a doctor, so there's a degree of detatchment. “The patient”, compliant – good. Smarty pants – very bad … Continue reading

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Only Connect

  “It is an absolute human certainty that no one can know his own beauty or perceive a sense of his own worth until it has been reflected back to him in the mirror of another loving, caring human being.” … Continue reading

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Crossing the Divide

When you're well, it seems like forever. You feel invincible, belonging to a favoured group who are not old, sick, disabled or confused. Like the young, you believe “it can't happen to me.” Though tucked away in a corner is … Continue reading

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The Hand of God

  And I said to the man who stood at the gate of the year: “Give me a light that I may tread safely into the unknown.” And he replied: “Go out into the darkness and put your hand into … Continue reading

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Spring from the Heart

The one gift of life is choice – or in terms of Genesis – free will. When this thought idled round in my head, my first response was, am I blaming the victim? Am I to blame for my lymphoma … Continue reading

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Walking Tall

Could see right from the start that attitude is a major part of how I go forward. Research shows that “difficult” patients survive longer than “compliant” ones. Even to the extent that UK's poor cancer survival figures are in part … Continue reading

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Diagnosis Day

The cancer clinic is cheerful – if you can get over the name everywhere. I can see the point of euphemism. We wait till about 10.30 – sealed windows and stale air. I long for a breeze and birdsong. In … Continue reading

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