Category Archives: Journey with cancer

NED or AAC?

This week I had my first visit to the oncologist in a few months. I used to describe this man as my pessimist specialist, but in recent times he’s been brighter, given me encouragement, and offered the occasional smile. Yet … Continue reading

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Don’t take your next birthday for granted

A good friend once said that wedding anniversaries were more significant than birthdays. He made a good point that I’ve since repeated to others. Birthdays just come around year after year. You don’t need to do anything. Whereas wedding anniversaries … Continue reading

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When it’s good to get bad news

I used to think that bad news was always bad news. How could it be anything else? But I see things differently now. Sometimes we need to hear bad news to have any chance of hearing good news. My cancer … Continue reading

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God have mercy

Today I sat by the bed of a friend in hospital. He too has lung cancer. On the outside he looked weathered and aged. He was frail and broken. And yet he radiated an inner contentment. He wasn’t looking for … Continue reading

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NED

‘No evidence of neoplasm.’ This was the final sentence of the radiologist’s report on my CT scan from Tuesday. I went straight to wikipedia. Neoplasm wasn’t a word I’d been using. And my guess was right. There was no evidence … Continue reading

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Hope beyond failure

My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion for ever.  (Psalm 73:26) So true. My body is breaking down. It’s the chemo today, but it fits with the trend. I’m … Continue reading

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Eternal hope

‘Cancer free to no hope in less than two weeks.’ This was the headline to the post I read on a cancer forum yesterday. How could things change so quickly? The truth is, they hadn’t. There’d been a bad case … Continue reading

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