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Finding the Right Writing Journal

When I was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer over 3 years ago, I started keeping a journal. Initially, it was just intended to record any side effects from treatment, but over time it became much more than that.

Writing journal
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CT Scan Results

I know I have talked before about scan results…the frustration of waiting…and then the “trying to understand” the results. Today was a CT scan result day, which involved an appointment with my oncologist.

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Tired of waiting…

I had my CT scan done on Monday 9th September.

I have to wait until Thursday 26th September for the results.

You might think that’s not too long to wait…keep yourself busy, the time will pass soon enough…it’s only a routine scan…the consultant was on holiday, everyone needs a break…it’s the NHS, what more can you expect?

I say BOLLOCKS…I say this routine scan could reveal something that could radically alter my life (particularly as it’s already a given that my life is shortened)…I say I don’t want to wait…I’m tired of waiting…I’m tired of hospital procedures that put my life on hold…I’m tired full stop…I need a FUCKING break.

I just needed to get that off my chest. Have a good day!

The feeling that time is running out…

Our time is running out
And our time is running out
You can’t push it underground
We can’t stop it screaming out
How did it come to this

– Muse

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2012: A personal retrospective

“Run when you can, walk when you have to, crawl if you must; just never give up.”
Dean Karnazes

I can’t beat around the bush, it has been a very testing year for me and my family…when I look back on 2012, it is all too easy to remember and dwell on the sad things that have happened…yet good and happy things have happened too, not least the support and kindness of some very special people in my life, who continue to remind me what life is about. So, as I write my little retrospective about this past year, it will touch on some sadness, but it will also remember the happiness.
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The worst part of starting a new blog is what to say in your first post! So I will just start off with introducing myself, my family and my little quirks!

I’m Amanda and I’m married to the rather wonderful Mark…

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