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Well a bit later than planned, damned house move, I can update you all on the Peritoneal Tumour Service Patient day at the Christie hospital on September 21st, 2016. The event was really well attended, I’m constantly amazed that this community is much larger than I have ever realised and yet again I was able to meet some amazing people.read more
Liam Clarke is a much-missed member of our PMP family and Kathy continues to support us even as she deals with her own loss. Susan and I had the privilege of meeting them both in Belfast last year and were both impressed then by the courage and grace with which he approached his illness.read more
We are delighted to welcome Salena Begley onto the Board of Pseudomyxoma Survivor. Salena’s “day job” involves working for a large successful charity and she brings with her a wealth of experience in both fundraising and allocating grants.read more
Serendipity! I love that word, it’s my favourite word, so if we are ever on Mr and Mrs together, you know my answer. It means “the occurrence of events by chance in a happy or beneficial way”. A chance meeting, orchestrated by a very special lady in Norfolk, has brought our two charities together.read more
On March 1st 2016, I was admitted to hospital with abdominal pain and operated on the next day. The surgeon found a tumour in my appendix and mucin throughout my abdomen. My story is about what happened next, my surgery, coping with the stress and the positives that came out of it.read more
Calling all budding artists!
We’ve been discussing charity Christmas cards in our support group which got us thinking here at Survivor Towers. Better late than never, we announce our 2016 competition to design the artwork for our cards.read more
Four years ago, I had to give up my ticket to watch the London Olympics to go to a hospital appointment and be told I had PMP and had only ‘a few months’ if Basingstoke could not offer me CRS and HIPEC. Now I’m in Rio!read more
Steve was diagnosed with pseudomyxoma peritonei after complaining of stomach pains. Now his wife, Zoe, is organising a charity auction at The Royal Hotel, Mundesley in Norfolk.read more
If you were unable to join us for the first PMP Community webinar with our friends at RareConnect, the video is now available to watch. You can also download the presentation slides.read more
“Let’s pick one. Pick a month, any month.” I said.
“Can we do that?” Dawn asked. “Can we just pick one?”read more
As part of my commitment to raising awareness of PMP, I am also a Macmillan Cancer Voice. Cancer Voices are people from across the UK who share their experiences to help shape cancer services and improve cancer care. I’ve been to a few meetings in the past and more recently I have been reviewing books for them.read more
On 20th April, Susie went to Westminster and attended a parliamentary reception organised by Cancer52, a coalition of more than 80 charities representing rare and less common cancers.read more
Andrew starts his mammoth walk today – starting today at St Bees on the west coast and finishing on Saturday next week at Robin Hood Bay on the east coast.read more
This was the hardest thing I ever made, but it was more than worth it. I don’t want other families to have to deal with this.read more
The last year and a half has been a profound and unmooring experience, and one I turn over in my mind with gratitude, disbelief, and amazement.read more
Authors posting articles on our blog are patients and family caregivers who write their articles with the goal of sharing their experiences fellow patients and their families.
As survivors and carers, information here is from our perspective – we are not health care professionals. We are all individuals, everyone is different. We recommend that you take advice from your doctors for specific information.
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