December 2013 - Page 2 of 4 - CANCER

Hotels, retreats, and resorts

Hotels, retreats and resorts suitable for cancer patients Even cancer patients need to change surroundings from time to time. It does not matter if they have advanced form of cancer, difficulties with mobility or other disabilities. A stay away from home in the same city can also be a great change. We are therefore looking…

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Chemotherapy & Wigs

January 11, 2011, 2:02 pm Synthetic or natural I opted for synthetic wigs from the beginning. They are cheaper and for that reason I could afford to have different wigs for different occasions. With the wigs I was able to test the hairstyles I always wanted to try but never really dared to with my…

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Travelling with advanced cancer

This article focuses mainly on airplane travels. I was a frequent flyer before my cancer developed to the degree, when flying became complicated. With cancer I avoided airplanes because I was too weak to walk all the way from the check-in desk to the gate. To find out about the help I was entitled to…

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Chemotherapy Treatments and Side Effects

January 23, 2012, 1:32 pm This article is about my own experiences with 3 different chemotherapy treatments, the side effects and how I dealt with them. I went through the following chemotherapy treatments: Adriamycin (also known as Doxorubicin, Hydroxydaunorubicin) chemotherapy Combination chemotherapy with Holoxan (also known as Ifosfamide) and Adriamycin (Doxorubicin) Combination chemotherapy with Gemzar…

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Finding new tools for an active life

November 5, 2011, 10:43 am I have been told that I was the first cancer patient to apply for a City Scooter, isn’t that strange? Accepting my own physical handicaps and adjusting to a new life became my way forward. I have been fighting my cancer for 6 years.  During these years I have never…

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Motivation

April 2011 – The winter is over. After one and a half years with difficulties to walk I managed to stand on my cross-country skis again. I shared a hospital room with many patients over the years. Some of them repeatedly. Their age ranged between 18 and 85. Mostly women. Occasionally men. One of my…

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Chemotherapy & Hair

January 10, 2011, 1:13 pm Not all chemotherapies cause loss of hair. My did. I shaved off my hair as soon as the first strays of hair fell off. My hair grew a little during the periods between the chemotherapy treatments, which were given with three to four weeks cycles. I chose to continue shaving…

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Is life worth so much suffering?

On August 20, 2011 it will be 7 years since I found a tumor in my body. Lately I have been thinking about life, survival, suffering, and death. And I came to some conclusions. Below is my reasoning. For me one hour when I feel “normal” is worth fighting for. I may have spent months…

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Stage 4 Cancer & Related Cancer Terms

January 13, 2011, 5:26 pm Means that the disease has spread to other organs beyond the location of the primary (original) tumour. This definition can be used for many, but not all types of cancer. Staging as such describes the extent and the severity of the disease. Cancer can be described by 5 stages –…

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Riding My Wave, Czech version

January 17, 2011, 5:26 pm Je to vyprávění o bolestech a bojování, vyprávění o radostech a optimizmu, vyprávění o ztrátě přátel a nalezení přátel a vyprávění o zápase o život. Toto jsem já, reprezentující mého zaměstnavatele ve štafetovém závodě. Tento obrázek skončil tak, že byl použit mým zaměstnavatelem jako reklamní snímek, prezentující čtvrťroční zprávu společnosti, symbolizující mládí a zdraví. Paradoxně, já jsem se nemohla na…

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