Some tips on how to avoid social isolation after cancer
Reflecting on the previous year and looking to the future...
And so we are now counting down the days to Christmas. The excitement is infectious in our house as preparations are well underway. Cakes nearly iced. Presents nearly wrapped. Sticky tape could be found anywhere. No one can find the scissors and no one is owning up to who lost it! Of course we have… Continue reading Happy Christmas!
And so the weeks pass and grief remains steadfast in our lives. We are in the midst of the Christmas season now and mostly as a family we are getting by. Another tradition we have when bereaved is that we don't send Christmas cards the first Christmas after a loved one dies. The… Continue reading Christmas Cards
When I was growing up in Ireland the eighth of December was traditionally the day when the Christmas season began. On the religious side, for Roman Catholics, it marks the feast of the Immaculate Conception. This day was commemorated with a day off school, attending mass and, if we were lucky enough, a trip to… Continue reading Christmas Season
Going through the process of grief
Is there anything we can do to recognise a recurrence of cancer?
I spent the first couple of days this week in the car driving a similar distance that I used do quite readily on my daily commute. I have noticed especially in the past couple of years that driving does not suit me anymore as my arm and shoulder get very sore. The… Continue reading Challenging Ourselves
Moving forward as the season is changing
What is the difference between a good Oncologist and a great Oncologist?