by Ronny Allan, Living with Cancer
It’s good to be busy, it can take your mind off stuff you don’t really want to think about. That was my tactic after being diagnosed with incurable Neuroendocrine Cancer. I just kept working and working and was still sending work emails and making telephone calls on the day I was being admitted to hospital for major surgery. After all, how could they possibly function without me? Although I was banned from work after the surgery, I still dropped an email to let them know I was doing cartwheels down the hospital corridor. They expected nothing less.
by Jackie Barreau, Caregiver
Catchy title huh! You might be asking what an apple has to do with a unicorn? Read on….
In 2012 our eldest daughter Tayla, then just 12 years old, was admitted to our local hospital after months of vague symptoms such as dizzy spells, anxiety, excessive sweating and a racing heart. After discovering a lump in her abdomen herself, we were referred to a medical clinic by our family doctor for an ultrasound, and then an MRI where a mesenteric mass was discovered. It was then time to get some answers via our local hospital.