“Alternative medicine” — attitudes

As of this year I’m about nine years down the track after a cancer diagnosis and I know that alternative therapies helped me through, with no medical interventions other than eventual surgery. After puzzling about the attitudes of most people (friends, family, public, health professionals) to “alternative medicine” I’ve concluded that their reasons for sidelining […]

Wisdom on a bookmark

Having just started a fresh book, I reached for a bookmark — and paid attention to what was written on it: Take time to work — it is the price of Success. Take time to think — it is the source of Power. Take time to play — it is the secret of Perpetual Youth. […]

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 […]

Reasons behind being Over-Weight

When you first start to get serious about Losing Weight, it’s best to put your finger on whatever may have driven the weight gain in the first place. The next step would be to determine which of those factors can be remedied first, which may be remedied once those first are dealt with, and which […]

Weight Loss #4 follow-up

After blogging “Apologies to my Body” I determined to cease being my own body’s worst enemy. I was going to change my Will which, after all, is the main determiner as to what enters my body. My three blogs [Weight Loss #1, #2 and #3] outlined all the dangers I’d found in everyday life which, despite us living […]

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 […]