When Cancer goes shopping

Cancer likes to give itself a capital C. And it likes to call the shots. What would the Big C choose if it had the freedom of my supermarket? I don’t imagine it would be impressed by the vegetable and meat departments and deli which it must first pass through. Nothing much of interest there!  […]

Being pro-active regarding your Health

Here’s a little story which will, I hope, encourage you to take an active part in your health decisions — because, if you’ve done your ‘homework’ you might just be right! Besides, health professionals see you infrequently and see so many other patients that they cannot be expected to remember all your little concerns, and […]

Living With One Eye

Actually this post is about living with one real eye and one made of acrylic! It follows the previous post, Losing An Eye. I had chosen enucleation (removal of the eye) in order to get melanoma out of my system. Since there was no proof it was totally OUT, the blood donor service didn’t want to see […]

Losing An Eye

These past six years I’ve had a one-eyed view on life, and am glad that I can do most of what I used to do — but, of necessity, more carefully. A number of scenario can result in losing an eye: trauma during an accident on the farm, job or road; brain tumour; diabetes; and choroidal melanoma. […]