Set Back

Hey everyone.

*Warningโ€ฆ..not a positive post Iโ€™m afraid, but itโ€™s been a difficult couple of weeks.

Last Monday, I received the news that my CA19-9 tumour marker has shot up to 1262 and I have only now been able to … Read the rest

Scan Success

If you have just been diagnosed with cancer, chances are you will have already had a scan or a couple to confirm diagnosis.

Scans are used to detect and monitor cancer and are used periodically throughout your treatment.

You may … Read the rest

My “Chemo Holiday”

So, last week, I finally completed my first block of chemotherapy and was all set to begin my “chemo holiday”. This 3 month period is to give my body a rest from treatment and to recover. I had planned to … Read the rest

The Power of Social Media for Support

When i was first diagnosed, i really didn’t know where to turn for support. All i had was a leaflet containing the phone number for Mcmillan (who are great, i might add). Due to the dire prognosis of Cholangiocarcinoma and … Read the rest

Cancer, Chemo & Covid

Ten months after the country entering the first lockdown, itโ€™s likely that many of us will have now been affected one way or another.

For anyone who has sadly lost family members or anyone else close to you from Covid, … Read the rest

D(iagnosis)-Day

Being told you have bile duct cancer

Maybe it’s my age, but my memory is shocking! We all do it….go upstairs to get or do something, only to completely forget 13 steps later, busy ourselves with some pointless task, only … Read the rest