Why run for charity? – Four people share their reasons

If you are struggling to decide whether or not to take on the challenge of a long distance running event keep reading because in this post four people share their thoughts on why supporting a charity is the best way to do it.

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’

Review of The Girls Musical – Toe Tapping, Tears, Laughter & Nudity!

The Girls Musical Gary Barlow Calendar Girls Tim Firth

This story is not just about a group of women who sold lots of nude calendars.  What really comes across in the musical is a community coming together and women overcoming various personal challenges with the aim to help others in their darkest hour. I feel nothing but admiration not only for the original ladies but also the actresses who were naked on stage.

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