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Resigning from the Maternity Services Consumer Council

On Friday 18 March my resignation from the Maternity Services Consumer Council (MSCC) took effect. Over the following weekend the MSCC office was shifted into its new office space in Waipareira Avenue in Henderson. As I have worked as co-ordinator for the MSCC for...

Eighth chemotherapy marathon completed

My eighth chemotherapy session on Thursday 17 March passed without incident. At the appointment with Dr S on the preceding Tuesday I learned that the pancreatic cancer biomarker (CA 19-9) had reduced from 4,890 to 4,400. I also asked about my haemoglobin blood test...

Celebrating my 66th birthday

On Friday 11th of March I celebrated my 66th birthday. At the end of last year my children made celebrating my next birthday with me a high priority and we decided we would celebrate it by spending the weekend together at one of the West Auckland beaches. Given that...

Prolonging the dance with Mr D.

Of course, there is a price to pay for prolonging the dance with Mr D. I was intensely aware of this in the days after last week’s CT scan as I debated whether I was willing to continue with more chemotherapy. Not expecting such a favourable CT scan result had led me...

CT scan result

Yippee! I’m dancing a little jig! Now it’s a virtual cartwheel! It’s unexpectedly good news. In fact, given the circumstances it’s quite miraculous. After a fairly rough week I was not expecting very good news. But in response to the first question on my list Dr S...