February 2009

How am I?
Posted February 3rd, 2009 by Jane

I know there are reallife and cyber friends who check the site to ’see how I am’, and then finding no posts have fantasies of one kind or another.
I’ve never wanted this site to be a blow by blow account of the relentless assault which I feel cancer to be making on my body and my [...]


Death: Part 1
Posted February 3rd, 2009 by Jane

At the moment of my diagnosis (shortly after 6.00pm on October 22nd 2003…etched in my memory) the arrogant certainty I had of outliving most of my peers, of living into my 80s (as my parents had done) or my 90s (as maternal grandparents had done) dissolved into nothing and a video track of illness and [...]


Posted February 10th, 2009 by Jane

Thanks to Bahons2 from the Breast Cancer Care site for posting about this dreadful e-mail doing the rounds:
“Hiya, this one’s for you
This is the cutest breast cancer email I have ever received.
A small request:
All you are asked to do is keep this circulating. Even if it’s to one more person. In memory of anyone you [...]


Stable (boy) is Ned’s new friend
Posted February 10th, 2009 by Jane

There is of course so much to say about the language of cancer. I saw this message on a US site and instantly knew what it meant..it might almost be used for my latest ‘not much news’ news.
NED is what we cancer patients all aspire to. NED means No Evidence of Disease…its the phrase used among cancer [...]


My voice
Posted February 25th, 2009 by Jane

Its nearly 6 months since my big booming distinctive voice disappeared literally over night. Though that little procedure in October: ‘cord medialisation for vocal cord palsy, secondary to metastatic breast carcinoma’ has produced ‘immediately more relaible volume there is still ‘unreliable pitch and quality.’
I quote from my speech therapist’s recent letter about me to the [...]