What is your pain personality?

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As I am recovering from surgery this week, I was interested to be emailed this quiz on pain personality. It probes our attitude to pain and I was surprised to see my results… Continue reading

Rosie O’Donnell turns to poetry during her breast cancer scare

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Last week talk show host Rosie O’Donnell was given the all-clear from biopsies performed on her, following the finding of two breast lumps. O’Donnell, 48, whose mother died of breast cancer at 39, says she… Continue reading

Friday Round-Up

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Today I am introducing a new regular feature on the JBBC blog – a weekly round up of the best of the blogs over the past week. Do let me know if you have read… Continue reading

Poetry Friday

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Thanksgiving   I have been trying to read  the script cut in these hills-  a language carved in the shimmer of stubble  and the solid lines of soil, spoken  in the thud of… Continue reading

A Different Kind Of Thanksgiving

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Please take a few minutes to check  out this amazing video by Andy at Thirty Seconds. It is moving and haunting and will stay with you long after the last frame..just have your tissues ready… Continue reading

How to be beautiful

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The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation,… Continue reading

Cough medicine may help identify how tamoxifen is metabolised

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Cough medicine could be used as way of predicting how well individual patients metabolise tamoxifen used in the treatment of their breast cancer, according to new research. The findings suggest that it could… Continue reading

New Life Directions from Breast Cancer

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Today’s Guest Blog Post is written by Susan Thomas, an oncology nurse clinician and breast cancer survivor. Thank you Susan for sharing your inspiring story with us.   I am an oncology nurse clinician… Continue reading

Meat Free Monday

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With Thanksgiving fast approaching, I thought today I would feature a meatless recipe which could grace any Thanksgiving table. Martha Rose Shulman has been offering fantastic recipe suggestions in her regular New York… Continue reading

Give Me Those Wide Open Spaces

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The highlight of last week’s visit to San Diego was getting out of the city and driving through California’s, Anza–Borrego Desert State Park.  On all our trips to the US over the years, this… Continue reading