Category Archives: terminal cancer

A Bag for Life – A User’s Guide

This post is all about colostomies.  You have been warned. So – colostomies.  I’ll categorise the post so that those who have done a search might find something of interest and assistance from a veteran of  7 months.  Those of … Continue reading

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“What the hell are we supposed to use, man? Harsh language?”

I can’t believe my last post on here was written in August 2014.  Blimey! I was in hospital, I was having trouble with my “miracle bowel” and getting used to life with a stoma and a colostomy.  Did the tea … Continue reading

Posted in anal cancer, colostomy, Lynda Bellingham, palliative care, Planning for your future care (Advance Care Planning), Preferred Priorities of Care, Stephen Sutton, terminal cancer | 3 Comments

“You still don’t understand what you’re dealing with do you?”

Oh and it was going so well. I got tired sometimes but I was eating well (really well she says thinking of steak and sweet potato mash and gammon and pineapple and scrambled egg ….hmm? Sorry I just went to … Continue reading

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“Ripley this is an order – open that hatch right now”

(Gang this post covers some pretty serious ground – just a warning) Early hours Tuesday – I couldn’t understand why the nice man in A&E was asking the question.  Did I want to be resuscitated “if it should come to … Continue reading

Posted in anal cancer, mucositis, sepsis, terminal cancer | 3 Comments

Get the cannoli ready – he’s coming back

“Excuse me? Say that again?” The nice young doctor at A&E continued to look bemused and repeated “There’s something weird about your X-ray. The stent you had fitted has … Gone.” I mentioned the stent last time. It’s a three … Continue reading

Posted in anal cancer, Bowel stent, Chemo, colostomy, terminal cancer, Uncategorized | 1 Comment

I didn’t know what a stent is either …

Well this is all a bit embarrassing. Guess where I am? I’ll give you a clue. They gave me my meds at 5.30am and I’m sporting some rather fetching paper pants. So here’s what happened. I may have mentioned the … Continue reading

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“Well I’m sorry to disappoint you”

Dear “Alien”, At the risk of bad karma by gloating I’ve got to say you must be feeling pretty disappointed recently.  First that phone call from my lovely Consultant telling me that as the tumour on my liver is pretty … Continue reading

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