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Waiting for a bus….

The other evening, I was attempting to think of an analogy that might offer a way to explain the feeling that, for me anyway, is often associated with the anxiety that accompanies the build up to the annual scan to … Continue reading

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Living through uncertainty

I wanted to share a thought with you this morning. The realisation starting to hit me that I am feeling a little more anxious at the moment. I then accepted that I find this time of year a little tricky. … Continue reading

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Living Through…..

If you find yourself faced with a life impacting challenge, this short video may stimulate some thoughts on how to go forward. Have a watch from here

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A symbol of hope

This picture, taken the other evening in my back garden, brought these words to my mind, which for me are a reflection of my father, and what his blogs have provided.

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A Posthumous thought!

What’s in a word? Quite a lot as it happens, especially when it comes to the word ‘terminal’. What brings me to write this, you may ask? And for those of you re-visiting this website or if you are visiting … Continue reading

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The End of an Era

Dear Reader, We are writing to inform you of the recent passing of our father Dr Sidney Bindemann.¬† As a founding figure and a trail-blazer in the field of psycho-oncology, the provision of psychosocial care for cancer patients as well … Continue reading

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Living and Coping with Cancer…. Help & Support Through Letters from a Friend

I am writing on behalf of my father who’s health has deteriorated quite significantly since his last post hence the lengthy gap between then and now. ¬†Unfortunately his health is such that he has great difficulty in seeing and writing … Continue reading

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