Carolyn McDowall, Founder and Editor in Chief of The Culture Concept and beloved mother of Paul, Ross and Craig passed away peacefully in her sleep on Tuesday September 24th, 2019. As readers of this website will know she has been battling cancer for the past two years. Her particular cancer…
Artist David Rankin sent a wonderful photo from Shelter Island gently NY watching a gaggle of geese flying above the water on a grey idyllic day, I needed it!
Through April, May and up until now, mid-June 2019, I have seemingly been marking time to move forward discovering I need to have a second round of chemotherapy
Social inclusion goes a long way to fostering mental well-being; we need an identity, a sense of belonging, and to experience a sense of solidarity in community
My journey with Cancer has offered new hope, and a route towards my having Immunotherapy, a treatment assisting the body’s immune system to fight the disease
An old saying, patience is a virtue is very true for those with cancer, and, in the meantime at the end of chemotherapy, I’m looking forward as life begins anew
My first chemo treatment meant staying overnight in hospital for staff to monitor my progress rehydrate my body and share helpful info to help with side effects
Coming to terms with being a high-risk patient has been hard; my surgeon and oncologist are giving me a good chance of succeeding on my quest to enjoy a future.
My personal journey with Bowel Cancer started before I realised what was happening; it was diagnosis, operation, and now my journey shifts to cure through chemo