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November 2016

November Update Continued..

First things first I just want to thank everyone for the kind messages of support. Its very humbling and heartwarming to know I have the support of so many people. It would be mean to not update you after my last post. My folks and I visited UCLH yesterday and left feeling better about this situation than we did before. Firstly its a great hospital and the Macmillan Cancer Centre is very clean, modern and calming. Everything a hospital should be. It also provides care just for cancer patients, so its quiet. We checked into a hotel the night before and met a few mates for dinner. I then spent the evening looking up at tall buildings and shiny stuff. Annoyingly I had no appetite and felt restless so walking around was a welcome distraction. I always look forward to all the different foodie places when visiting usually.Continue Reading

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November 2016

November Update

Last week I escaped to a cottage in Cornwall for a few days of relaxing with my family. It was great to get away before my scan (which was last Thursday). I was suppose to have a scan 3 weeks earlier but for some reason the Dr decided not to. However, I didn’t get told about this until the last minute so I had psyched myself up for the scan. All that anxiety (or scanxiety as people call it) didn’t dissipate and the next 3 weeks, leading up to last Thursday, were tough.Continue Reading

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November 2016

Mo Problems..Dealing with Anxiety & Depression

The awareness of mental health has improved a lot, but it still has a long way to go. The charity Movember, which takes place during November and helps raise awareness of male cancers, has also started to raise awareness of male suicide, which is alarmingly high. Movember is a charity Ive got involved with for years but I didn’t think for one second I would ever be affected by cancer or even depression. For those that don’t know, Movember’s aim is to decrease the amount of men dying too young by raising awareness and money for male cancers and suicide by holding events and encouraging anyone who can grow a moustache to do so to help spread the word/ raise money. Im attempting to take part but growing facial hair whilst having chemo is proving difficult. Im just past the pubescent teen phase.Continue Reading

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