That’s me signing off…

Usual clinic appointment, well so I thought. Turns out my bilirubin has gone through the roof (154). Did I know this was coming? Well yeah, Last Saturday I woke up with yellow in my eyes, trying to ignore it I check with mum who confirms…

The start of Avastin!

Avastin has been a drug that seems to have been rolling around and around in my head for a considerable period of time, ever since Jamie Murphy mentioned it at my appointment at Imperial which opened my eyes and gave me some sort of hope…

Guardant 360 – Blood Tumour Biopsy

Guardant 360 is basically a liquid tumour Biopsy, so it’s aim is to pick up genetic mutations within the body that are excreted by the tumour. If you are wondering why this is important, it’s because the more detailed understanding of the tumours genetic profile,…

Covid vs Cancer – My Experience Part 2!

2 weeks later and bloods are fine and all clear for chemo, antibiotics finished and we are good to go round 100 here I come! Well, this milestone had been discussed for a while and mentioned in another post, but it was weird having round…

Covid vs Cancer – My Experience Part 1!

As I write this it has been 18 weeks since I became hugely aware of covid-19 and the effect it was going to have on everybody around the world. Society as we knew it was going to have to change as now we have some…

GUEST BLOG – Mile Stone Reached.

GUEST BLOGGER – MEGAN HUMANN With a milestone being reached this week, and lots of time to think about it, I felt the urge to write a little something. This week (Wednesday 15th April 2020) marks Sam’s 100th round of chemo. This is a very…

Coronavirus – ramblings

Coronavirus What a crazy time to be alive? This may sound totally selfish but it’s not meant to be, I fully understand the impact on the planet, economically, socially and society but this is my feelings on something that I’m sure has rocked everyone. People…

Next steps… Research

Next steps… RESEARCH!! Well we have been at the is stage before chasing the next option (before this one stops), preparing for what other options could come next, other drugs available – Avastin the one I especially want to explore, trials? are there any suitable…

Bowel Cancer Baller RIP.

I don’t know where to start this blog and I definitely wish I wasn’t writing it but here it goes… This week I lost a friend, a ‘cancer’ friend some may say, but she was more than that. I got to know her family, we…

Feels like your trapped in a revolving door!!

Just before Christmas came the dreaded scan (every time it feels you with dread) this one though in the grand scheme of things is pretty big as we know we are running out of options and with the hope of surgery still lingering it was…