March 2016

This afternoon, I go to Burnley Hospital to have my stomach tube – or peg – fitted so that I will be able to ‘eat’ once radiotherapy starts. I will […]

Mum

In Decenber, 2005, my Mum – Elizabeth Mary Donbavand – died.  And I was there when it happened. She had cancer, and so it’s no surprise that I’ve been thinking […]

Tooth

Up early this morning to get a bit of writing done before I have to head back to Blackburn Hospital – to a have a tooth removed. Apparently, radiotherapy can […]

Bed

Just a quick update today as I’ve spent most of the day in bed – this time due to pain, rather than being depressed.  But, the end result is much […]

Up

3.19am Another sleepless night. I gave up trying to read about an hour ago and now, here I am, sitting at my desk again. The lump has been really hurting […]

Support

I just wanted to take a moment to thank everyone who has left comments on this blog, sent me messages via Facebook or email, or have pledged their support via […]

Details

Yesterday I spent the afternoon at the hospital, chatting with Sharron – the Macmillan head and neck cancer nurse – and Lucy, my new speech therapist.  They took me through […]

Plan

“OK, doc…  Give it to me straight!” Alright, I didn’t say it quite like that – but I did ask the consultant radiologist at Blackburn Hospital to be honest with […]

Sleep

“Midnight,” as the great Shakin’ Stevens once sang, “one more night without sleeping…” He knew what he was talking about, did Shaky. I’m doing it again.  Sitting up at my […]