I am putting this blog together in order to help me keep as mentally sane as possible whilst embarking on the journey of a lifetime (or so it seems) I am hoping this will enable me feel less alone and will help others in some small way. The transition from clinician to patient, care giver to care receiver isn’t an easy one to make.  I will be reporting on the NHS from the other side but all views are my own. I shall be using scaling to monitor both my physical and mental health state. I welcome your comments and really do appreciate you keeping in touch. I also want to use it as an opportunity to share the skills and knowledge I have picked over the last 25 years , whilst working in the field of mental health, with children and adults’ once again, all views and opinions are my own.

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  1. Beautifully written so far 🙂 It is your journey to take alone but you are not alone as you take it (if you know what I mean) 🙂

  2. Deborah, I think what you’re doing is an incredible thing, both personally and with this blog. Kate told me everything and it’s not until a situation like yours arises that one realises how close to home these things can be. I also heard about your date with Mr Brand. Not all bad is it? 🙂 I just want to let you know this isn’t a journey you walk alone and in showing your resilience and love for life, you have inspired others to press on in everything they do. You give an interesting, inside look with a good dose of charismatic wit unlike anything I have seen before and does well to set an example of those who find themselves in a similar position.
    I extend my love to you and your family, and if there anything I can do for you, as small, or obscure as it is, just get Charlie to text me.
    Dan, a friend of the family. x

    • Thank you so much Dan your kind words they really do mean a lot to me. With you all by my side I am stronger and determined to beat this somehow. There are many people researching myeloma and everyday they get closer to finding a cure, meanwhile I shall fight hard to keep the disease at bay. I consider myself very fortunate to be surrounded by so many lovely people like yourself.
      Thank you again

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