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The big {insert tropical fruit name here}

  Around a month ago I was curled up in my Dad’s La-Z-Boy (I get away with it when I’m feeling poorly, nobody else does) on a Sunday afternoon, lamenting the fact that I was unwell, a bit bored, and

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The dreaded large-scale social engagement

Nobody knows what to say when someone they care about has cancer. It’s even harder when its an acquaintance, or someone on the periphery of your friendship circle. If you think it’s hard to know what to say, think about

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When you don’t feel like you anymore

I’m one of those annoying people who doesn’t enjoy having their photo taken. Never have really. Recently I’ve been a bit more liberal letting people take my photo because, well, there’s no easy way to say this, I’m not going

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Trip Update

I promise I’ll write a proper post filled with pictures (which are still on my camera) and interesting stories from the trip, but while I am stuck in hospital with limited blogging facilities, heres a few accounts of the trip

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Good news X 2 – mostly anyway…

Today’s results were hard to come by, but we got there in there end, with news just before 6pm (I was supposed to find out at 12.30pm) that I am allowed to go on the trip to Vietnam and Cambodia.

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The Thursday update – Groundhog Day!

After a few incredibly anxious hours, my oncologist has called me with my blood test results, and the answer is… liver function stable, and that’s good! One marker stable, the most important one down (ALT) slightly and two up slightly,

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Today’s results

Nothing particularly stunning to report, but I’m taking the results as good! My white cell counts are good enough to press on with chemo. My liver function (which has been the greatest concern overall) is weird. The most important test

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Still no trip signoff…

Unfortunately today did not go as smoothly as planned. I have a few bad blood results based on my new chemo, so while it’s not impossible, it’s looking less likely I’ll be able to go on the Pink Pedal Challenge.

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Charity Garden Party – Supporters

We have a fabulous list of supporters for the Garden party, being held on Sunday 27th October. We’d like to thank the following businesses and individuals for their support. Nutrimetics Postie Fashions Ringins Butchery Stamford Tyres, Ballarat Royal Oak Hotel,

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Charity Garden Party

We’ll be holding a charity garden party to raise money for BCNA and the Pink Pedal Challenge on Sunday 27th October, 11am-3pm Please keep the date free for a drive to Ballarat! The event details are still to be confirmed,

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