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Venus O

Nottingham

Member since Tuesday, 18 November 2014

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Talking to your Oncologist.

The thought of discussing treatment options and test results always proved to be difficult for me. The effects of my chemotherapy meant that I was forgetful and the discomfort of my radiotherapy meant that I was never really clear-headed enough to take in what was being said at the time. If possible take someone with you when you go to see your consultant since they will remember something you may have overlooked. Take a list of questions for your oncologist and jot down notes from your meeting.

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Venus O

Nottingham

Go Garden

When I was diagnosed, on my return home, I had to get out into my garden. Just being outside in the fresh air, close to nature, the open sky above, helped me to regain my composure and start to come to terms with the devastating news of my cancer diagnosis. Throughout my treatment I would return there to commune with nature and enjoy its glory. My imperfect garden reminded me that all life is subject to ups and downs. Nature like cancer is not easy to comprehend. It just is.

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Venus O

Nottingham