A breast cancer patient’s journey – Blog Post 10 – Recovering after the Operation

Ruth Taylor
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Ruth Taylor, 45, is a mum of two who was diagnosed with breast cancer back in May 2016. We are honoured to share her journey from initial diagnosis, informing her family, through to chemo and radiotherapy. She hopes to raise awareness and educate others about breast cancer, while firmly kicking cancer back where it belongs. This is the tenth instalment in her guest blog.
The next thing I recall was waking up in a fairly large room and being aware of a number of medical staff near me. They asked if I could hear them and if I was feeling sick. I soon started to come round properly and I was taken from the recovery room back to the ward and my room. I remember them telling me that I had been given morphine for the pain while I was still under anaesthetic and once that wore off they would give me other painkillers to keep me as comfortable as possible.

A breast cancer patient’s journey – Blog Post 9 – The Operation

Ruth Taylor
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Ruth Taylor, 45, is a mum of two who was diagnosed with breast cancer back in May 2016. We are honoured to share her journey from initial diagnosis, informing her family, through to chemo and radiotherapy. She hopes to raise awareness and educate others about breast cancer, while firmly kicking cancer back where it belongs. This is the ninth instalment in her guest blog.
After my high from completing the Dirty 30 challenge, the next week went fairly quickly and I was surprised that I was feeling more excited than nervous on the Sunday afternoon, when it was time to go into the hospital.

Stand up to feel good in the office

Gillian Cooper
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Standing up generally gets a bad press. How many times have we heard our mums or mates complain 'Oh I've been on my feet all day,' and shot a sympathetic smile their way and a few consolatory words.
In fact, recent studies show their efforts could be bringing benefits to their health and general well-being.

What’s the deal with belly fat? Men's Health Week 12-18 June 2017

Gillian Cooper
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It's often jokingly referred to as the 'spare tyre' but, unlike the vehicular kind, this one is much more likely to cause us trouble rather than get us out of it.
We're talking, of course, about belly fat which, between 12th and 18th June this year, forms the focus of Men's Health Week - the annual nationwide initiative aimed at promoting longer, healthier and more fulfilling lives.

5 Tips to Stay Safe this Bonfire Night

Gillian Cooper
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04/11/2015
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November is here and that can only mean one thing – Fireworks Night! Getting all wrapped up with your hats and gloves on, and going outside to watch the pretty displays in the sky, with a warm bonfire in the distance.
An organised display always has a great atmosphere, and suddenly it’s not so depressing that it gets dark early in the evenings. Of course many of us like to do our own fireworks displays in the garden, which can be good fun but it always pays to be safe – the last thing we want is for any accidents to happen. Here are our tip 5 tips to staying safe this Bonfire Night.

5 Tips to Stay Safe this Bonfire Night

Gillian Cooper
Tips
04/11/2015
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November is here and that can only mean one thing – Fireworks Night! Getting all wrapped up with your hats and gloves on, and going outside to watch the pretty displays in the sky, with a warm bonfire in the distance.
An organised display always has a great atmosphere, and suddenly it’s not so depressing that it gets dark early in the evenings. Of course many of us like to do our own fireworks displays in the garden, which can be good fun but it always pays to be safe – the last thing we want is for any accidents to happen. Here are our tip 5 tips to staying safe this Bonfire Night.

5 Tips to Stay Safe this Bonfire Night

Gillian Cooper
Tips
04/11/2015
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Bonfire Night 0511 - sml.jpg
November is here and that can only mean one thing – Fireworks Night! Getting all wrapped up with your hats and gloves on, and going outside to watch the pretty displays in the sky, with a warm bonfire in the distance.
An organised display always has a great atmosphere, and suddenly it’s not so depressing that it gets dark early in the evenings. Of course many of us like to do our own fireworks displays in the garden, which can be good fun but it always pays to be safe – the last thing we want is for any accidents to happen. Here are our tip 5 tips to staying safe this Bonfire Night.

A breast cancer patient's journey - Blog Post 6 - “Results”

Ruth Taylor
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Ruth Taylor, 45, is a mum of two who was diagnosed with breast cancer back in May 2016. We are honoured to share her journey from initial diagnosis, informing her family, through to chemo and radiotherapy. She hopes to raise awareness and educate others about breast cancer, while firmly kicking cancer back where it belongs. This is the sixth instalment in her guest blog.
He asked me if I had any questions about the cancer or any other concerns about my general health. He reassured me that what I had been told today was a huge amount to take in and that I would be bound to think of things after, that I would want to find out more about or go over again and that Fiona would be able to provide me with all the support I needed.