Psyching Out Cancer

Stories and Psychology Tips from a Clinical Psychologist with Multiple Myeloma.

(Blood and Bone Cancer)

Escape on way home
by Janine

Escape! I’m out of hospital.  I burst into tears on leaving. Overwhelmed with a sense of freedom and loss. Loss

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Seated animal statue wearing anti coronavirus mask
by Janine

You are a bit of bitch really aren’t you?  Very clever.  Coronavirus, Covid19 or whatever you are calling yourself, you’ve

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women in woods
by Janine

I listened to an interview with best-selling author Marion Keyes today and she talked about writing emotional landscapes.  This is

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Sea of Galilee 2 Israel - I’ve been dying to go so as I’m dying, I’m going.
by Janine

I’mmmmm back!  When I left you last, Mum was in recovery from breast cancer and Dad’s melanoma was kicking him

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rave joel amissa 1184564 unsplash - Hedgehogs at a rave
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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tears plane morre christophe 121633 unsplash - Tears on a plane
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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