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i learned something from this one

This article explains why some of us get so annoyed when cancer “awareness” campaigns focus on saving the “girls” or the “tatas” or – well you know what I mean.Lots of food for thought here and I learned some things about cisgender privilege and breast cancer.From “Every day feminism, It’s a longish read but very …

update: stable

I have now had 17 intrathecal (injected into my brain) treatments of the Herceptin. I’m getting used to it.I had an brain MRI on September 15.It showed all visible tumours to be stable. There were no new visible tumours. As I said, in an email to family: “The brain MRI shows things to be stable. This …

Farnes Reunion

Ex-wardens from the 1990’s and 2000’s (Stef McElwee) Juan pointing the way with boat Skipper Bobby looking on (Stef McElwee) Jason Moss talking about the finer points of seabird management (David Steel) Like the od days…the boys in the pub (Wez Smith) Old habits die hard; Steely on Staple talking to new staff member Tom …

grieving and treatment

My father passed away a couple of weeks ago (the night before I started IT Herceptin, in fact). His service was last week. It was small and private. I was very impressed with the priest who had never met my father but listened to my mom and my sister and said some very thoughtful things.The end of …