• Cancer,  My Blog,  Recovery

    Cold Water Therapy

    Unlocking the power of a Cold Water Shower A cold water shower offers a range of benefits, from boosting your physical health to improving your mental well-being. My daily ritual of a brisk 5-minute cold shower isn’t just a routine—it’s a transformative practice that significantly impacts both your body and your immune system, a critical aspect for me as a Cancer Survivor. This seemingly simple act serves as a powerful training ground, strengthening not only your physical resilience but also nurturing mental fortitude. Embracing the Cold Stepping into that cold shower initiates a daily journey toward resilience. The first moments of icy water serve as a reminder of inner strength.…

  • Cancer

    Action in Remission

    Chemotherapy killed my Cancer cells, thanks NHS Based on my own experience it’s start your journey to recovery and better health by easing into a routine that incorporates daily walks, yoga, and stretching exercises. Walking serves as a straightforward and effective means to engage in aerobic exercise. Based on my own personal experience I found walking for 45 to 60 minutes, 4/5 times a week, at a moderate pace worked for me. Furthermore, it’s essential to address the potential issue of muscle loss, which can occur when physical activity decreases during cancer treatment and recovery. To combat this, consider adding strength training to your regimen, which can help maintain and…

  • Cancer

    Cancer & Chemo

    Let’s talk about Cancer & Chemo On Monday 21st September 2020 I underwent a CT scan on my thorax; and on the 29th, Dr T Nakos told me that I did indeed have cancer. A few days later Dr J R Jones, a consultant haematologist confirmed the diagnosis; I had B-cell lymphoma cancer. My first thought was ‘game over’ My second was ‘you bloody drama queen!’  After the initial shock of being told I had cancer, I felt numb; then slowly emotions of anger, anxiety and sadness jumbled around inside my head. I felt I had to ask the big question: ‘OK, doc, give it to me straight. How long…

  • Adventures,  Cancer,  My Blog

    Kayak The English Channel

    BBC . South East Today – Evening News 25.6.2021 – I’m on the Telly!!! On the 3rd February 2021, I completed my chemotherapy treatment for Cancer and rang the Bell. Six months later 3rd August 2021 to celebrate this milestone I paddled a red kayak from Dungeness to Boulogne sporting my “Chemo Curls.” Being featured on the BBC in the South East is a great way to share an inspiring journey with a wider audience. I do my story can provide hope and inspiration to others going through similar challenges. Approaching Boulonge Harbour. Caught by Gendarmerie. After paddling 22.6 miles from Dungeness, a high-speed motorboat with its blue light flashing; crewed by…