Category Archives: Bisphosphonates

Spicule (n) spikjuːl – a new word for my vocabulary

Followers of the Uxbridge English Dictionary might posit that this blog refers to the rustic, Spanish Christmas I’ve just enjoyed:   castanets instead of crackers, morcilla rather than mince pies and paella replacing parsnips and turkey.   An enticing tableau but sadly … Continue reading

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Cancer stole my teeth

Following on from “an eye for an eye, teeth for a breast”, the best I could do on calculating the odds went like this: Odds of getting primary breast cancer (aged 36) = 1 in 215 Odds of getting primary … Continue reading

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Eye for eye, teeth for breast

In an absurdly Pollyanna-esque way I’m considering myself lucky to have bone mets rather than distant spread to visceral organs (bar some small spots on my lungs; my liver and brain scans have been clear—so far so good). Compared with … Continue reading

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