111. #MPCUK2017


In so many ways, I cannot believe that it has been a year since the first UK Melanoma Patient Conference! It has, and once again, it has been a resounding success! I don’t like bragging & I don’t want to Read the rest

110. My 4th Cancerversary!!!


It’s late in the day, I have been out with my special people all day, arrived home, switched on both my work & conference laptops to sort out a few things & have finally sat on the sofa with a Read the rest

109. May Madness!


I will start with an immediate clarification that this is not a blog post about politics…I mean why bother… Brexit & elections, I think we all know that only those with gold currently lining their wallets will survive anything the … Read the rest

108. Empty house = Productive me!


My wonderful little people have been away all week.

I have had countless messages advising (encouraging) me to take full advantage of the spare time. Go to the cinema. Go out for a meal or two with The Mr. Go Read the rest

107. Whirlwinds & Values


Anyone that follows my posts on Facebook or Twitter will no doubt already know that I have spent the last 3 days in Brussels.

I was there for the annual MPNE (Melanoma Patient Network Europe) meeting – a coming together Read the rest

106. Brain Games


Those of you who have kept up with the Rollercoaster Facebook page will know that things have been quite sad in the Melanoma community over the last week or so.

It sounds ridiculous – but deaths come in waves. There Read the rest

105. Out of the Loop….


I’ve been sitting on this virtual fence for almost 2 months now.

I felt I couldn’t just write a blog to you to say…hey I’ve been busy with work…or had a head wobble over being unwell over Christmas ..I mean Read the rest

Acronyms, Connections & Snow


Iimg_20161125_230243 have just arrived home after a wonderful, intense weekend in Sweden. I say in Sweden – but really I didn’t see anything of Stockholm other than the welcoming airport, I didn’t do the tourist thing…I just travelled to a Read the rest

103 : ESMO & Melanoma


img_20161011_121511The media have a lot to answer for when it comes to mismanaging patients hopes and expectations. If you had been diagnosed last year with Melanoma, you might well have been full of buoyant hope & expectation. The hope is Read the rest

102. ESMO 2016


Its 7am Copenhagen time…despite the early hour & the fact that my housemates from MPNE are all still sleeping I am awake. I have already had my shower (we are in a shared AirB&B apartment with only 1 bathroom so Read the rest