4th January 2013
Went for a hospital check up between Christmas & New Year at the Oncology department and they have said they don’t want to see me again for 12 months. This is the same with Breast clinic so hopefully in a years time one of them will discharge me .
I’m feeling well and long may it continue , All the best for 2013
13th November 2012
Finally the breakthrough Breast Cancer website has some good information and recognition of Male Breast Cancer . I feature on page with my Story
Hoping this helps other suffers and makes the symptoms for men to look for clearer. Maybe we are turning a corner in getting this message out there .
10th October 2012
A while ago I was contacted by Monster Mummies website for a mini guest blog to go on their site during October to help raise awareness. This has appeared on line today .
24th September 2012
Did radio interview on BBC WORLD SERVICE sunday night which went ok and another interview on BBC Radio Suffolk breakfast show this morning, this went well also.
Also today I was in Ipswich Star newspaper (but didn’t know I was going to be) http://www.ipswichstar.co.uk/news/capel_st_mary_horticulturist_takes_part_in_study_of_male_breast_cancer_1_1526418
, also in The Independent newspaper .
This afternoon I also had my Check up at the Breast Clinic and saw a different Dr to normal , he checked me over , poking and proding me and says all’s ok and said come back in 12 months. But has also asked if I have ever had a mammogram , which I said I hadn’t as I thought men couldn’t have them . He thinks I should and is going to ask radiographer if possible, if so he will write to me with an appointment . Personally I don’t think I have enough breast to put in machine , but we will have to wait and see .
At least with all the recent media coverage the message about Male breast cancer is gradually getting out there .
23rd September 2012
Had a few calls over last week since the article in the Sun . One was from This Morning on ITV and despite then looking quite interested for me to appear they sadly pulled the plug on Friday . But as one door closes another opens and tonight I will be doing an interview on the BBC World service along with a Dr Nick Orr from the Institute of Cancer reasearch about new findings that have just been published about why men get breast Cancer. This Study was carried out in 2010 and I took part , hence my involvement in the interview. I have to be at BBC Radio Suffolk studio to do the ISTN phone link at 9.30pm tonight . Then tomorrow I am at the same studio again for Breakfast doing another interview for BBC Radio Suffolk. At leased it is helping to get the message out there , and I don’t mind doing my bit to spread the word about Male Breast Cancer.
13th September 2012
Had good coverage today about Male Breast Cancer awareness. My story along with 2 other male breast cancer surviors stories are told . See Link to The Sun
One of pictures taken by the Sun photographer
Saturday June 16th 2012
We were lucky with the weather , dry , overcast and a bit windy , but at least no rain. This year I did the walk (10 miles) with my brother John and 158 other walkers. We finished in 31/2 hours . The time went quickly and we both finished in reasonable condition with only a few aches and pains. Spoke to John this evening and he is a bit stiff, but I have been gardening this afternoon and am quite mobile. Got to collect in Sponsor money now £223 , with a special thanks to Brenda & Tony Sparling for sending in £30 after seeing me in Standard. A well organised walk thats fun to do for a very good cause .