The importance of Pinktober

I don’t have to tell you the importance of Pinktober which is a reminder to check your breasts, and please do. But if Pinktober is the reason why you examine your breast at least once a year that is better than never, and I would say Pinktober has achieved something. There are some recommendations how … Read more

My super motivational Fitbit watch

My previous post was pretty anxious and depressive. I wrote Trying to escape my cancer thoughts. To sum it up I was really shaken after Kate Preston`s death, and I spent most of my time running away from my feelings. I was grieving in a way even though I didn’t know her. My walking was … Read more

Trying to escape my cancer thoughts

I am very sad to day. I woke up this morning full of plans for the day. After scrolling the newspapers on the Internet I discovered that Kelly Preston is diseased after a two years struggle against breast cancer. I met my own fear with anxiety and I could not sit still. All my plans … Read more

Lonely as I can be

To be honest, I have never felt so lonely before. I guess I can say I am so lonely as I can be. Especially after I got the cancer diagnose. I can’t talk about cancer all the time, but my thoughts are stuck with this horrible word and disease. The Corona pandemic has not made … Read more

‘Cancer and You’ – Podcasts — #Drawing On Anxiety

Recently, I was very fortunate to have been invited by Karin Sieger https://karinsieger.com/karin-sieger/ who is a BACP accredited and registered psychotherapist, writer and podcast host based in London, UK, to take part in her extremely popular ‘Cancer and You’ Podcasts as part of her ‘Cancer Voices’ series. In the first episode – Learning from others’ Cancer Lessons, I joined other […]

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The Covid19 disease and cancer

In this very moment many people are fighting for their lives while I am living in a calm corner of the pandemic world, for now. Just 33 people among a population of approximately 50 000 have tested positive, and all 33 are declared healthy and out of isolation. No one in my town have died … Read more

My breast cancer treatment plan

My breast cancer treatment plan is not really settled. And why is that? The reason is caused by one tiny micro metastasis in one of seven sentinel nodes extirpated during my surgery, and not five as I may have mentioned in a previous post. I was operated BCT with sentinel node January 16 th. My … Read more

My BCT and sentinel node surgery

I had my BCT and sentinel node surgery January 16. Personally I wanted a mastectomy, but the surgeon kind of hesitated. I was told that the surgeon preferred BCT ( breast conservative treatment) because if the cancer comes back, I will have a better chance to be in an early stage. Without a breast there … Read more

Unhappy New year with breast cancer

Today I got the phone call from my surgeon and she confirmed the radiologist cancer suspicion. Do I have breast cancer?   I would love to say happy new year, but instead it is a unhappy New year with breast cancer. Feelings My Christmas was destroyed after I felt a lump in my right breast … Read more

Do I have breast cancer?

Do I have breast cancer? Well, the radiologist seemed pretty sure, but I got to wait to January 2. before I know for certain. Then the team at the Breast diagnosis center will decide what kind og treatment I need.  This waiting time is so very long. It feels like an eternity.  I keep panicking … Read more

Burnout- will you ever recover?

I have written about my chronic disease, ulcerative colitis. Ulcerative colitis and colonoscopy controls This disease combined with chronic stress and ADHD made me taste a burnout for several years. But you don’t have to have a chronic disease to get a burnout condition. What ever caused your problems you are maybe asking yourself: I am … Read more

Should I feel any shame?

The society is going in the wrong direction. Each and everyone of us must work faster and more efficient. We are all running with blue flashing lights on our shoes like an emergency car. Having a good simultaneous capacity is in the long term not a good feature. I ended up with a overheated brain … Read more

Ulcerative colitis and colonoscopy controls

I got ulcerative colitis and it was confirmed with colonoscopy i 2012. Personally I was rather old when I got the diagnose, but I was ill long before the bleeding diarrheas occur. In addition I had stomach pain, headaches, dizzy and fatigue. When the gastro specialist said «you got ulcerative colitis» he put me on … Read more

Chronic stress and diseases

I read once an article on a Norwegian web site about how chronic stress can give us diseases. It was actually an interview of Rune Jonassen  from 2014-12.25, a psychologist and scientist at the University of Oslo. What is normal stress response? Jonassen explains stress as the condition in which we experience demands exceeding or … Read more

Is macrame a new hobby?

After my son left home a couple of days ago https://wp.me/pb4jAC-bK I have really been in a vacuum condition and decided that enough was enough. So I looked through my chest where I store all of my yarn balls. In the bottom I found some yarn for macrame I had forgotten all about. Well why not? … Read more

Tourettes syndrome and side effects

Tourettes syndrome and lack of knowledge