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sandra H

slough

Member since Wednesday, 07 January 2015

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Food

I'm a chef so those days chemo when taste buds were off for me I would freeze fresh pineapple watermelon and suck on them like lollies would mix Weetabix with hot milk and honey walnuts worked for plenty protein toast and pineapple jam could only drink sparkling water with lime or lemon and ginger tea the longest I went without a hot proper meal was 35 days as hot food tasted metallic to me after chemo. Salads if all kinds I could taste which was my saving grace.you can only try and see

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sandra H

slough

Humour

I used laughter a lot to get through chemo I kept a diary THE FUNNY SIDE OF CANCER. Things like I have a large bottom and i could not get in the scanner ask the DR did they not have small medium or large scanners it broke the ice and made everybody laugh you see they feeling worst than I ever could because they wanted to help. When my hair fell out laughed and said how much money I saved not going to hair saloon and I didn't have to comb my hair so extra time in bed in morning. Laughter It works

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children

I am a single parent my son was 9 when got diagnosed with breast cancer i involved him all the time I didn't send him away he needed to feel helpful and that I was,not going any where children understand more than we think gave him a book my mummy's lump it was brilliant and age appropriate he had a diary to write down his feelings as he was scared to to hurt or upset me. Always told him the truth and never kept secrets showed him my will so he new my sister was his guardian HE FELT SAFE &LOVED

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sandra H

slough