Ok, so my last blog finished with the line....Next stop, Sheffield Cancer hospital....however I thought a trip Robin (my wife) and I made to Chatsworth House the weekend before was an important part of this journey so here's a bit of context. Apart from being one of the grandest stately homes in the UK and … Continue reading Taking time out…Trip to Chatsworth.
February. Some may describe it as a dull, dark and uneventful month. Me on the other hand has always loved February, why? It's my birthday month and I love birthdays!! February 2018 though, was no normal birthday month. My birthday fell on a Monday (12th February) and as luck would have it, so did my … Continue reading Week 5 & 6, My 34th Birthday, & Western Park
Friendships come in all different forms. We all have our close friends, friends we see once in a blue moon, friends who live far away but talk to regularly, 'Facebook' friends and of course long lost friends. Little did I know a friendship I'd made through my school years was about to help me out … Continue reading Some much needed last minute advice…
Today was the day. The day treatment was to begin. The day where I only had a few hours left of feeling 'normal' before the 12 weeks of fighting cancer would begin. I was told I needed to be at the hospital in Sheffield for 2pm, however, you needed to call the ward clerk before … Continue reading 20th February, Getting to Western Park.
You may have seen in my last blog entry "20th February, Getting to Western Park" a picture of me stood outside the entrance doors of the hospital. The idea of this was to help keep a visual timeline of the journey to help both me, my wife and family when we needed to remind ourselves … Continue reading 20th February, Settling in & treatment starts.
6:30am. I get woken by a nurse asking me to take my "readings" these consisted of taking recordings of my bloods, blood pressure, heart rate and temperature. And as I'd soon figure out, they happened morning, afternoon and night time to make sure your body was in a 'fit' state to receive the treatment. After … Continue reading Treatment continues. 21st – 24th February
It was the evening of Saturday 24th February. My first 'cycle' of BEP treatment complete, it was now time to go home. Physically and emotionally weakened I got the approval from the nurse that I could be discharged. After some last 'reminders' and a checklist of what to look out for whilst out of hospital, … Continue reading Returning Home after treatment.