Monthly Archives: June 2014

chemo school and delusions

warning: this will contain more information than usual about my bipolar. some people are not going to read this – so this won’t be the post for you. i’ve talked briefly in the past how my bipolar may, or may … Continue reading

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some advice about how to talk to people with cancer about cancer

NOTE! this is general advice that i’ve though i should collate in one space, as a few people have mentioned that they’d gotten good ideas out of other blog posts about talking about cancer. a lot of this is about … Continue reading

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Portacath! sleepytimes! overnight in hospital! hospital food!

these things are probably not that exciting. WARNING: discussion of surgery, and surgical wounds, and hospitals, and hospital food.   if these are gross out/triggers for you, don’t read on. i have a strange love of surgical stuff when i’m … Continue reading

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i fell asleep in an MRI. and rectal cancer is dumb

i still feel a bit hazy from it. MRIs are my least favourites, mostly because they take ages, and make me feel really really OFF after. dizzy and confused and disoriented with screeching weird headaches. this one was an hour … Continue reading

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a day (resembling) rest, and life goes on, heartaches and all

Today has been a thankfully appointment free day – other than my psychologist tonight, which is never a big deal. i have been doing mental health therapy for so long that i’ve come to find it soothing, rather than anxiety … Continue reading

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intense shifting terrifying emotions

thursday was horrific. actually, totally horrific. i had my oncologist appointment. i actually really liked my oncologist. he seems really lovely, really honest and straight shooting, and that’s what you need. but oncology is frightening, especially with my cancer terror. … Continue reading

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irritated, and scared of PET scan, and probably picking fights

i have a really bad habit that i have tried to reform for years. my name is elizabeth, and i like starting fights on the internet. don’t get me wrong, i’m not a troll. but people say dumb stuff. people … Continue reading

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