Statistics ~ How relevant are they?

Recently, as I am part of the Macmillan online community due to having Leukaemia, the debate about statistics came up.  It prompted me to consider statistical significance and the various statistics definitions out there to explore how I feel about them after they have became more than just numbers to me now. They are an… Continue reading Statistics ~ How relevant are they?

A Fusion of a Fighter and Survivor

Am I survivor or a fighter... or am I both? So this is something I have given a lot of thought to and since writing this post I've realised that, after everything I've been through, I am a 'Fusion of a Fighter and Survivor'. In the cancer community some class themselves as survivors and some… Continue reading A Fusion of a Fighter and Survivor

The Reality of Chemo Hair loss – ‘It Just Isn’t Me’

I've been prompted to write this post after being asked to talk on BBC Radio Lincolnshire's Melvyn Prior show about cancer and hair loss.  I also tuned into the Jeremy Vine show on BBC Radio Two as they too were discussing it.When Victoria Derbyshire took her wig off in her video diary my mind flashed… Continue reading The Reality of Chemo Hair loss – ‘It Just Isn’t Me’

What not to say to someone with cancer; Why you shouldn’t use the ‘Hit by a Bus’ analogy

what not to say to someone with cancer

As more and more time goes by I seem to come across more and more evidence that those who've had a cancer diagnosis and those who haven't live in two very different worlds.  I spend a lot of my time having to explain myself, justify my behaviours and the way I live my life now… Continue reading What not to say to someone with cancer; Why you shouldn’t use the ‘Hit by a Bus’ analogy

What does a Macmillan Nurse do for Leukaemia patients? The Clinical Nurse Specialist

What does a Macmillan Nurse do for Leukaemia patients? The Clinical Nurse Specialist

The Macmillan Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) is an extremely valuable member of a Leukaemia patients medical team.  They work closely with a patients consultant and are present throughout the whole process even during post treatment clinics for several years.  These nurses are highly qualified in Haematological cancers and have many years experience at a high… Continue reading What does a Macmillan Nurse do for Leukaemia patients? The Clinical Nurse Specialist