medical trial

The Chemo Day

It finally came around, around a full month has passed since first diagnosed and I made it in for cycle one day one of my medical trial. Nervous? No, surprisingly not. It’s not like I was going in for major surgery or anything, very little could actually go wrong and in the event of any bad reaction I would be surrounded by specialist nurses to get me sorted out. Kari was nervous though, enough for the both of us! Advised to take an overnight bag ( just in case ) and a picnic for lunch we rolled up just before…

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The awkward one…

It was bound to happen… I setup a blog with the intention of sharing everything that I was going through. Fully intent on doing that also, and then something happens I don’t particularly want to share. I’m going to, that’s the point of the blog to share what I’m going through mainly so it may help other people going through the same – embarrassing as it may be. Telling my wife about this one was tough enough, though for reasons you’ll find out later was completely unavoidable, so to come out with this one publicly definitely isn’t easy. I’m almost…

Update on treatment – video

This first video is a update on my treatment plan, then if you scroll down there is another video explaining immunotherapy I came across last night which I thought was really clear and helpful so worth sharing 🙂 Immunotherapy explained Crowd funding link is below though again I’d encourage you to donate to the Macmillan fund raiser instead. https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/familymemories?utm_id=1&utm_term=J7dRGpM8m

My work and crowdfunding

I have the best employer, they’re amazing in fact! Not only that, my work colleagues are genuinely some of the nicest people you could ever meet – with a few exceptions of course lol. I have been with Banks-Sadler for just over 4 years. I accidentally landed a role looking after some of finance filing as when it came to that – they were frankly incompetent! Cutting a long story short a few month later I was offered a finance assistant role after a couple of staff unexpectedly left ( translation: they were desperate! ) and continued to stumble and…

medical trial

The Medical Trial

Before I get into the main topic for this blog I quickly want to thank everyone who has donated so far to my fundraising page for Macmillan Cancer Support. The page has only been live a few days and is already just shy of a quarter of the way to the target amount which is amazing! If you haven’t donated yet, a link to do so is just to the right of this blog ( or below on mobile devices ) or you can go to https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Notseriousjustcancer to read the full story behind the fundraising. Anything you can give to…