Psyching Out Cancer

Stories and Psychology Tips from a Clinical Psychologist who discovers she has stage two Multiple Myeloma (Blood & Bone Cancer).

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by Janine

Peripheral neuropathy. A fancy pants way of saying pins and needles. Except it is a bit more than that and

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Silence
by Janine

Hello you. Is anybody out there? Sorry I have been so silent for so long; it’s been a heck of

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by Janine

Saying goodbye to anyone you love is tough. Saying goodbye to my parents is very very tough. It hits me

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Icecreams
by Janine

The Tor and sheep’s poo The stone of the Glastonbury Tor holds the sun’s warmth and shares it with my

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HRT cat v dog standoff
by Janine

Boobs I flashed my boobs to three women I barely know today.  Actually, it was less of a flash and

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Steam and Shower
by Janine

A fire has started at the bottom of my ribs.  It caught hold in an instant.  Creeping upwards, slowly at

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by Janine

I’d be pulling my hair out over the steroid incident (see last post) or I would be, if it wasn’t

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by Janine

Sick as a dog, thank you Chemo.  I am meant to be on top form tomorrow.  It’s hubby’s very special

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jaguarcompactumbrella - Brolly Boo Hoo
by Janine

Ahoy there…you may think I’ve been on some desert island and that accounts for my lack of communication.  You’d be

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IMG 2969 - Arnie and Self Sizing
by Janine

Dr L turned to his colleague and said, ‘for someone with Myeloma, Janine’s immune system is a Schwarzenegger’.  Hey Arnie,

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