Seven Days Trial Membership – Self-Hypnosis Streaming

Seven Days Trial Membership – Self-Hypnosis Streaming

For years I have been selling self-hypnosis audios online, which have been MP3 downloads;  BUT now I have set up a streaming service of all of the products in our store AND you get access to 100s of products TODAY.

On this page you will also see a Self-Hypnosis Streaming pdf file showing the products that are currently in the membership.

There are advantages for you in this approach.

Self-Hypnosis Streaming Membership –
Benefits For YOU

  • you can choose programmes and self-hypnosis sessions that are ideal for you.
  • you have behaviour, attitude, phobias, addictions and self-development content.
  • you have cognitive behaviour therapy, NLP, mindfulness and other therapies.
  • you have nothing to download – all streamed and available for any number of uses.
  • you can access anywhere in the world.
  • you can login on any internet connected mobile phone, tablet, pcs or macs, smart TVs etc.
  • you can use privately with nothing visible on your device.
  • you will always get new updates and additions to the content.
  • you can’t lose your audios or videos.
  • you will get new messages from us telling you about new additions and updates.

[THERE ARE OTHER BENEFITS WHICH i WILL HOLD BACK ON JUST NOW!]

Let’s take things a step at a time!

Let’s get to know each other.

Free, Seven Days Trial Membership

I would like to start by offering you FREE 7 DAYS access to the membership – No obligation

During that week I will send you further information, when you have had a good chance to check things out.

Membership Content

Educational Audios and Videos

Included is the online version of Adam Eason’s book ‘The Science Of Hypnosis’.  Also there are several audios and videos about how to use Self-Hypnosis effectively.

Programmes and Courses

There are many full programmes and courses covering specific self-development

Clinical Therapy Self-Hypnosis Sessions

There is a growing catalogue of self-hypnosis sessions for specific conditions, addictions, phobias and mental health issues.  At the moment we have recordings by three hypnotherapists – but I have some new audios to add shortly from several new practitioners.

Taking Action

It is really simple to join our demonstration Self-Hypnosis Streaming membership website. 

When you have had a couple of days to look at the content and see some videos I will be in touch to tell you more about how you can really benefit from becoming a member. 

I look forward to getting to know you

 

10th Anniversary NAMS Offer and Income Content

10th Anniversary NAMS Offer and Income Content

I tried to do this without reading a script. Lost it near the end

So here it goes – I am breaking a basic rule – the experienced internet marketers advise against, people like me, getting potential clients to take more than one action when they read your post or e-mail.

BUT – I have two actions that I would like you to make today.

So what am I doing?

Well – I have an incredible 10th Anniversary Membership (NAMS) that I invite you to join if you have ever wanted to develop an online income.

AND I AM OFFERING YOU A FREE BONUS

I am offering anybody that joins NAMS a BONUS of three months membership of Self-Hypnosis Streaming membership website which gives you content to promote and earn income immediately.

In other words you will have package that can get you started in affiliate project – the first of many. You will have all the help you could ask for to develop an online business.


NAMS 10th ANNIVERSARY OFFER

Let us look at what is on offer here – the value of this special offer at NAMS.

I have been selling audio products on the internet for many years but during the last three years we had sold less products than we had in the past. There were very many reasons and I needed to get some help with my marketing and whizz voom – I found it.

After some research I joined NAMS about two years ago, which is run by David Perdew and his daughter Jen.

What a find!! I have recently re-developed my whole business using marketing skills learned at NAMS.

I am a full insider member and have access to all of the resources of a huge library of training material.

BUT even better than that there is a weekly webinar where members can and ask questions (in fact are encouraged to). It is in these meetings that you can see the integrity of David and Jen and learn from their experiences and failures. This is a really helpful community etc etc.

I could go on and on BUT I think you have got the point. AND you can go and look at this special offer and become an Insider too.


ACTION 1

This is the first ACTION MESSAGE – please go and read all about this NAMS offer this month of July only.

The Anniversary Offer gives you up to 80% on-going reduction in the membership fee.


BONUS – THREE MONTHS FREE MEMBERSHIP SELF-HYPNOSIS STREAMING

This is the ideal bonus to give you if you join NAMS as it gives you simple ‘in-demand’ content to develop a recurring income of 50% commissions.

The affiliate programme that we have developed for our Self-Hypnosis Streaming membership website is exclusively for members. THIS IS THE REAL KEY as it is best to promote something that you know well and can give a clear and honest assessment of the membership content.

My new approach to offering our self-hypnosis audios is via a streaming service, which offers incredible value, sound and video files, in a very efficient and effective delivery system.

This self-hypnosis membership website is fully of in demand self-help and educational audios and videos. The members are the very people that will have experienced and appreciated the value of membership and will be the best people to be affiliates and promote.

So I have an exclusive affiliate programme in place BUT let be honest and point this out to you.

I have run affiliate programmes in the past and the sad point was that a handful of our affiliates made good money – but about 90% of our affiliates earned nothing at all.

The truth is that you need to learn some basic skills to get started – and once started – the size of the pickings grow and so does your income. It is not difficult but you DO need to get the right training.

NAMS is ideal for newbies as well as advanced marketers.

I can promise you that our Hypnosis For Streaming membership will give anyone a newbie or experienced marketer.

Anyway I don’t want to go on about the Self-Hypnosis Streaming membership website because you will have three FREE months if you join NAMS. So you will have three months to get your promoting and income started.

A nice simple combination…

Joining NAMS AND getting access to an evergreen affiliate content program for recurring monthly income is a great

My bonus for anyone that joins me as an Insider Member of NAMS.

I have a nice, simple, in demand content affiliate membership for you to promote. In NAMS you will learn all the tricks of the trade for building mailing lists and getting traffic and so on and you will be able to promote many affiliate offers.

BUT where to get started making money on line.


ACTION 2

By filling in this form you will get a very VIP place in my mailing list. I will be confident to communicate with you and know you would like to earn 50% commissions and work with me to grow an online business. Let


Endless Affiliate Profits – Affiliate Marketing Checklists

Endless Affiliate Profits – Affiliate Marketing Checklists

This Endless Affiliate Profits Post Is Urgent

I have had on my task list all week ‘WRITE BLOG POST’ and this morning it had moved into my MUST DO TODAY CATEGORY!!!

Luckily this blog post can be short because all of the details are on the page I will be sending you to.

If you look through my blog posts, you will see, that I am wanting to work with you, if you are thinking about making money as an affiliate online.
I have hundreds of products in a membership website packed with Self-Hypnosis products. Now – I want to find an army of people, to promote the membership, and make money alongside me. That is the ‘Win Win’ situation of Affiliate promotions.

Come and join my retirement project! – that’s my cry.

If you are already an experienced affiliate, and understand the rules of the game – then just get involved – get in touch with me and we are off. In fact – let’s talk today.

However What About You If You Are a Newbie To Affiliate Marketing?

The reality is you NEED training – and I want to introduce you to the BEST.

I have been working on the internet since 1994 and I have trained with so many people

BUT

For the last two years I have discovered an amazing training resource led by David Perdew. I will write about David and his Internet Marketing Membership website later this week.

Endless Affiliate Profits – Affiliate Marketing Checklists – (20 Of Them)

This is one of those times when I want to be first!

David Perdew and the NAMS Team have just released an amazing set of
20 Affiliate Marketing Checklists that anyone can use to build an online revenue stream FAST!

They’re calling it Endless Affiliate Profits!

Endless Affiliate Profits

And the price is – well, it’s ridiculously low for all the gold that it contains.

But wait until you see the bonuses!

He’s giving away four of his top selling affiliate and traffic courses as bonuses during this launch period!

FREE BONUSES

Affiliate Email Swipe Profits
? Affiliate Swipe Email Profits £16 – $19.99
Massive Traffic Playbook
? Massive Traffic Playbook – £76 – $97
Found Money - Creating Streams of Passive Income
? Found Money: Creating Streams of Passive Income – £155 – $197
Conversion Secrets
? Conversion Secrets
£76- $97

That’s more than $400 in real training value. And you get all that plus Endless Affiliate Profits 20 Pro Checklists for less than £13.40 – $17.

The urgency of getting this blog out is because the low price offer and the added bonuses are only available for the next five days.

Come BACK and Join My Affiliate Programme

When you have checked out this offer DO RETURN HERE to this post and get in touch with me because you can become an affiliate and join my community making an income on the Internet.


Explosion and Shock in my Cancer Treatment

Explosion and Shock in my Cancer Treatment

It is three months since I wrote my last blog post which was about taking up cancer screening.

Since then, I have been having my cancer treatment at the Royal Free Hospital in London. I have had lots of travel, lots of examinations, lots of side effects. BUT I still have a positive message for you!!

One in two of us will get cancer sometime in our life and this blog is aimed at those of you who are newly diagnosed or if you are caring for somebody who has is having cancer treatment.

The treatment will take time and it does affect your life …. No getting away from that!

 

Cancer Discovered

The story so far…

Six years ago I had a kidney removed when cancer of that kidney was diagnosed.

It was about this February last year that I went to my surgeon who removed my kidney six years ago.

I was well and he was expecting to discharge me from his care, but he said I had better have a scan first.

I was called back very quickly after that scan and was told that a tumour had grown in that area and that it needed more than surgery – I needed to be referred to Oncology.

It was a surprising and sobering moment !!

It was pointed out to me that my cancer cells were non clear cells (not good!!) which meant that current cancer treatments had only a 20% of slowing down the tumour growth and spread.

But God moves in mysterious ways.

That local Oncologist Consultant had an Oncologist friend about to start a Clinical Trial at the Royal Free Hospital, London in combination with a German University and a large Pharmaceutical company.

They are using two immuno-therapy drugs (they have long names but I call them Ippi and Nimmi) together for my particular situation and my screening (many tests) showed I would have a better chance of control of the cancer with this new treatment. No guarantees of course – BUT an option that I accepted even though the daunting 28 page consent form had pages of information about possible side effects. 

Oncology Department

This is the moment – you realise this is all real and life changing.

I remember thinking as I walked into the Oncology Department, that I had always hoped, that I would never have to be referred to this department.  But what can you do?

BUT I was quickly surprised...

I want to take you behind the scenes a bit in this blog post and offer as much assurance as I can that you quickly realise everybody is totally on your side.   The staff are very aware of the emotional pressures that show in so many different ways depending on the patient.

And I must say, I’ve been so incredibly surprised with the Oncology Department care viewed from a professional background in nursing.

My background is nursing (it was my career).

My own nursing career was very technical – typical male thing.  I worked in intensive care, accident and emergency, operating theatres and urological surgical wards

All very good stuff…

Great work which I incredibly enjoyed and it gave me great satisfaction.

When we had an unconscious patient with tubes everywhere who was not able to recognise us or talk to us – there was something missing for me.   Knowing the person!

The medical and nursing teams absolutely wanted in every way for that patient to survive and they did everything possible, however long was needed.

However – the moment that patients recovered from that intense work of course they moved to the rehabilitation areas of the hospital for personal care where the patients personal needs could be met.

So I got a technical impression of what nursing was all about.  How wrong was I. On the whole I missed that more personal approach to caring.

 

What a Difference with Medical and Nursing Teams in Oncology.

As I’ve been watching in the oncology clinics and ward, I’ve seen really great care. More importantly great personalized care.

As I have sat in the waiting rooms and watched I have found myself thinking I wish I had spent some time doing this sort of nursing, solving everyday problems.

The cancer is the bug bear the nasty, nasty piece of work and the treatment unfortunately has to be aggressive to attack it.

There are different treatments, radiotherapy, chemotherapy and now the new man in the block – immuno-therapy.

This modern treatment is systematic, it’s not like the old chemotherapy which were drugs trying to kill the invading cells.

Immuno-therapy – which works inside the body to build the body’s defenses to stop the growth and spread of the tumour.

As the immuno-therapy treatment is systemic you can get side effects in all parts of your body and it is those side effects that need monitoring and solutions applied when they appear.

The problem is that – time wise – they are very random and patients need to observe and note any body changes and work with the oncology team to resolve each problem as they occur.

 

 

 

Some Of My Side Effects

Just a few – but typical examples.

Itchy Rash

After my first cycle of treatment I quite quickly got an itchy rash. The rashes were spread out on arms, legs, and worse, my back. Of course that meant sorting out creams, emollients etc.

Great fun getting your clothes on properly afterward with shirt sticking to your back. However – various creams gave total relief from the itching.

Easily solved – just tick it off – that was a challenge now under control.

Unbelievably – Loss Of Appetite

I love my food and yet I couldn’t – WHAT! . Nutrition is essential to assist recovery.

You know how it feels when you have eaten too much – that Christmas afternoon feel. For a couple of weeks I felt like that from day to day. My wife got me fruit in jelly, omelettes etc. But of course there is advice around and the MacMillan Cancer Support website and leaflets of volunteer staff advice at the clinic offer the answers.

 They have seen them all before!

Here in the UK we have a major charity MacMillan Cancer Support and I got a nutrition leaflet from them.

In fact MacMillan is a must for all cancer issues including financial support.

My wife Babs and I also had advice from a hospital dietitian who suggested adding supplement up juices – Fortijuices and also using anti emetic for a few days.

Oh and there was lots of other good advice.

Just ask – there are answers out there for all of the challenges – get it sorted and just tick it off.

My Worst Challenge To Date – Painful and an EXPLOSION

 [This should be X Rated – Constipation the subject]

Let’s lighten up and have a smile at my expense – as there are times we are pushed into abnormal situations which we would rather not be happening – but you are there – and there is no way out but to take extra measures. You will smile about it all later.

Probably because I had an issue with my nutrition I went several days without being able to go to the loo.

I will spare you the details but it got to the stage where everything was so hard and impacted and very uncomfortable.

The only way to avoid having to go to the hospital (some embarrassment for me a former nurse) to get sorted out  was to go to the pharmacy and get glycerin suppositories.

The instructions on the pack were to wet and insert suppository. Lay on the bed for 15 minutes while the suppository melts.

Easy! NOT! !!

Every minute felt like five. I put the TV on to try to block out the crampy painful moments.

Five minutes… The thoughts were there – this must be like baby delivery.

Nine minutes… Wow – that was bad!!

Ten minutes… How far is is to the loo – 15 metres – why didn’t I put paper down on the carpet?

Thirteen minutes... Where is the cat – he is always laying in the corridor? Don’t fall over the cat.

Fourteen minutes and 30 secsthat will DO!!!

There is no other word to describe it – EXPLOSION!

The relief was immediate.

Sore – very sore. But utter, utter Relief.

Hmmm!!

The lesson of course had been learned. I had to sort out what laxative regime I needed to prevent a further episode like that.

The doctor’s take on it was amusing. “There are three approaches – laxatives are softeners, shovers or soft AND shove”

Anyway I have it sorted the prevention out for my next cycle of treatment – you can bet!

I have ticked it off .

 

 

 

 

Some Side Effects Will Only Found From Blood Tests

Whatever therapy treatment you are having I can assure you will be having regular blood tests which will show up other bodily changes. AND – yes they need treating.

My thyroid, renal function and liver have been affected by the immuno-therapy . I have had to empty a cupboard to get all of my medications acquired into order.

I have had to double my intake of water – which is ok except it is a bit of a problem overnight.

BUT WORSE THAN THAT!!

There can be some sacrifices and changes you may have to make.

My big one IS – what am I going to drink with my mates down the pub on a Friday evening?

I am now sampling non alcoholic beers, lager and cider.

 

 

 

My Cancer Treatment Also Had a Positive Side Effect on my General Health in Fact – a Pleasant Shock 

 

 I have had high blood pressure for or nearly all of my adult life a genetic gift from both of my parents I have had treatment for it as far back as I can remember.

In fact…

There was a chance I would not get on to this clinical trial if my blood pressure had been so high during my screening.

Two weeks into my treatment my blood pressure dropped quite dramatically over two days – so much so that I found myself looking out for signs of internal bleeding. 

My local GP  has taken me off of my regular blood pressure medication and and as he had my health history he was also surprised.

Currently I have lost my florid looking face and for about four weeks the blood pressure remains low – will it last?

Very pleasant SHOCK!!!

Family, Friends and But More Importantly YOU

One of the first things you have to do when you are diagnosed with some cancer is to decide who you are going to tell.  Prognoses of different cancers can vary tremendously and it all depends on your support network and your personal  emotional response to your news.

Here is a good article to help you decide what is right for you. Telling Friends and Family That You’ve Been Diagnosed With Cancer’

I will tell you about my own decision and the reason for my approach.

I was clear that I needed to be totally open about my cancer and was totally easy with accepting that.

After all my blog is all about physical and mental health. Well equipped as I have was a nurse for a career, have studied mental health as I have worked with Adam Eason a clinical hypnotherapist with all his teaching in a college of hypnosis AND I have been the other side of the sheets as a patient.

The patient bit I have to say is the most revealing as I fully understand that even with all my previous knowledge it is totally different to treat yourself and I found I needed as much help sorting out my side effect issues as any other patient.

My support has been exceptional and has been good for a number of reasons.

My wife and grown up children are open about whatever any of us is having to care for. I won’t go on telling you how good they are – it is just said by saying they are lovingly there.

I have told all our friends (in fact I have told the world on my blog). It makes life easier. I have tried to carry on with whatever domestically and socially.  But one evening I was not feeling well, and a quick call to cancel a dinner party we had organised was not misunderstood in anyway. We have met friends whenever for walks or NOT.

Of incredibly great importance to me is my faith. My God gives me strength and hope. Friends at church pray and in fact I mentioned that I was having problems eating to a couple at Sunday morning service and on Monday they turned up with basket of fruit and a Blessing Card. Touched – YES!

I have also learned over the years of working with Hypnotherapist Adam skills to turn off that chatter in the brain. Most of that brain chatter is so negative. I have learned how to concentrate and reinforce the positive emotions. I know from working with patients all of my nursing career that those that were positive got well faster than those that worried negatively about everything.  I can put on a mindfulness audio and totally relax and still the mind.   What a tonic!!

What About You?

You may have a equally good set up and support OR you may NOT.

The treatments take time and you may need temporary help.

I plead with you to seek and ask for help.

Your medical practice and Macmillan’s is the place to start. They can recommend groups of people who meet with other people with long term care. Everybody and every type of cancer is different and your difficulties will need personal tailoring of care. This is what I have found the Oncology Departments are exceptionally good at.

Also – many people who are alone will worry more about the challenges at every stage. You will be more likely to see any new side effect as something awful instead of something new to get a grip off and ticked off.  You will get a special phone number to use whenever necessary to talk to someone in the Oncology Department if you are needing advice.

Your Mental State

What you will find me going on and on about in my blogs is your mental health.  What is going on in your head is so personal and crucial to how you accept and take on board all that important to a successful outcome to your treatment.

If you look through all of my blogs you will see that I am enthusiastic about the mental health help that can be achieved with talk therapies. Anxiety, stress, panic attacks, low self esteem, lack of confidence, insomnia, motivation etc etc  can be so helped with self-hypnosis sessions recorded by clinical hypnotherapists

 

IN FACT I HAVE A COUPLE OF AUDIOS TO SEND YOU

I am offering anyone a couple of audios to listen to.

 

One is a relaxation hypnosis session and the other is a self-hypnosis for stress recording.   Just contact me and I will happily send them on to you. 

 

DO ASK – get all the help you can! 

Personal Difficulties

My problem was transportation. I live 150 miles from the hospital that I am getting my day care treatment in.

Going into London by car is a congestion lottery and time lottery, finding a parking space lottery.

Public transport coach – cheap but same congestion problems as car.

Train expensive because I had to travel at peak times. £115 for a hospital appointment  and double that cost when Babs my wife was with me.

  • To get the train I had to get up at 4:30 to get to the hospital early because the day consisted of getting bloods taken early,
  • ECG then
  • Doctors examination appointment later in the morning.
  • All before the therapeutic drugs can be manufactured by the pharmacy department (preparation time approx two hours).
  • The drugs are then delivered to the day care ward for afternoon infusion.
  • My treatment infusions took about two half hours to administer.
  • Then the 115 mile trip home.

At the time to travel London tubes are packed to capacity with head home commuters and so are the trains. One trip I had to travel half of the journey standing. Not ideal.

So that was not good but there was worse to come!

After my third cycle of treatment I had a set back in that the ongoing treatment had to stop as the bloods went squew whiff!

One of the treatment drugs had caused my liver to become inflammed and not functioning correctly and that need steroid treatment. The dose of steroids has to be varied depending on response and that needed bloods taken frequently – 3-4 days apart.

Travelling up to London every four days when not at my best was the prospect.

BUT guess what – as no specialist immuno-therapy treatment was to be administered the Oncology team in London organised an Oncology department in Bournemouth (a small 10 mile drive from my home) to organise those blood tests and liaise with the research team in London.

What can I say again!

Totally focused appropriate care.

I could add other personal help given but I HOPE I have made my point.

I can’t of course speak for Oncology Departments elsewhere but I expect they are similar in approach.

The story continues of course – but there are two final points I would like to make.

 

‘THE’ Scan

The treatment for my cancer started in November and as you have seen above I had a few things to get ticked off and sorted.   

Big QUESTION – especially as I am on a clinical trial – IS IT WORKING

Last week I had a scan which is the only way to find out.  

It is very early days but the report from the scan was really encouraging – no tumour growth or spread!  We are not looking for cure of the tumour that is there – the objective is to get it under control.

Of course all cancer patients – no matter what treatment they are receiving all have the same wait and expecatation for good results.    Not EASY !

We just all have to be very patient in waiting for those results

 

 

A Final Comment – Kindness

I have been to Poole Oncology Unit,   Bournemouth Oncology Unit and of course my main treatment Oncology Department at the Royal Free Hospital in London with my medical team led by Dr Boletti. 

In all cases they were professional and positive with hard working staff.   Somehow they always made time for all of the patients – never seeming to tire from their questions.

I could go on and on, BUT I won’t.

They were always professional – giving caring attention – and giving more than can be expected. 

The cancer treatment cycles in the Oncology units I have used are full of staff showing TRUE KINDNESS.  That is amazing if you can imagine that this is in very busy and demanding clinics and day care wards.  I appreciate all of this support with my thanks to them all.   I really must add personal thank you.

My special thanks to my research nurse Anna Pejnovic who has been my real link and kept me incredibly well informed.  Thanks Anna!!

 

Cancer Screening Not Keeping Track With Cures

Cancer Screening Not Keeping Track With Cures

Cancer Screening Take Up Rates Are Falling.

I am feeling well.   YES – I AM FEELING WELL – VERY WELL AND I have cancer!

It has been strange for me this year as I learned in February that I have a tumour with some smaller deposits in my abdomen and in my lungs.

Why Strange?

Well because here we are in November and I still have not got any symptoms and YES I am still feeling well – even though my treatment has now started.

No symptoms – but a secret, silent, hidden cancer.

I will tell you my story below – but first of all let me explain why I am writing this blog.

[The figures I quote in this blog are from UK studies]

50% of Briton’s will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetimes.  So this is an issue which will affect every family.

But even with this alarming statistic I read this in the paper this week: levels for breast cancer screening are at their lowest for a decade according to NHS digital data.  NHS figures showed uptake of screening checks for cervical cancer fell for the fourth year to hit 71.4% in 2017-18.

What a crying shame as early cancer diagnosis makes all the difference to treatment outcome.

In fact – UK cancer survival rates have fallen to the bottom half of world league tables for seven cancers and only come in the top 10 for two.

This is really disturbing when you look at what is possible with early detection and screening.

A pilot program in Manchester recently scanned more than 2500 people in three deprived areas of the city where lung cancer is more prevalent and discovered 46 cases of cancer. Of these 80% were early stage one, the scheme funded by the Manchester Clinical Commissioning Groups and Macmillan Cancer Support has quadrupled the early diagnosis rates for lung cancer in Manchester

https://www.raconteur.net/healthcare/early-diagnosis-cancer

The difficulty is that the majority of cancers present with vague symptoms and are much more likely to be something else.

  • headaches are rarely brain tumors,
  • abdominal pains, rarely bowel cancer,
  • lower back pain and tightness, rarely, kidney cancer

GPs (doctors) are gatekeepers and have to decide which merit urgent investigation. Money and politics get in the way!  Why the GP practices are not working well to achieve good fast referrals will be for another blog.

This week, the former National Director of cancer Professor Sir Mike Richardson published a report on how NHS treatment could be transformed and speeded up. It is driven by the new understanding that delays of a few months really matter.   It requires a radical rethink, including investment in many more machines and staff so that diagnostic tests can be done far more rapidly alerting people to the importance of having their symptoms seen at the earliest point, more screening and specialist cancer centers and pushing GPs to refer anyone whose chance of cancer is higher than 3%.

Let Me Tell You My Story Which Has a Quirky Twist and a Touch of Romance.

I had cancer of the kidney five years ago, which I discovered through finding blood in my urine. So I had a clear symptom and followed up right away. I had that kidney removed and have been for yearly follow up since.

This year was the fifth anniversary, and in February I went along to see my consultant surgeon, Mr Wedderburn at Bournemouth hospital.

All was looking good – bloods were fine, my renal function from the remaining kidney was good. I felt well. So Mr Wedderburn said that he would get a scan done and if that was ok I could be discharged from his care.

Three days after I had the scan a letter arrived with an appointment (I nearly wrote invitation :-)) to see the consultant. It had been two years since my previous scan and a tumour had not been apparent at all then. However now two years later there was a growth near to where the kidney was originally – but also there were some new small deposits including in my lungs.

The thing to stress is that from that day in February right through to this day in November – I have had no indication or symptoms that anything is wrong. Everything normal, pilates classes, badminton and daily walks all carried on as usual. A strange situation really – knowing you have cancer but totally well. A fortunate scan giving earlier warning and earlier treatment.

Isn’t Life Strange – Location – Randomisation – ROMANCE thrown in.

Bournemouth – 5 miles from home

My starting point was locally. I was referred to Dr Delgart an Oncologist at Bournemouth.

In a nutshell – the cancer cells that I have are papillary. Now that apparently is not good as clear cancer cells respond more easily to the standard treatment currently available. Trust me to have the wrong sort!

However the doctors world being very research based meant that Dr Geldart had colleagues working elsewhere that were doing clinical research into the papillary cells that I have.

Southampton – 30 miles from home

So from Bournemouth – I was referred to Dr Wheater in Southampton  where they were hoping to start the new clinical trial in September.

The study has a great name SUNNIFORECAST which is a European randomised phase 2 study of Sunitinub/Ipilumumab immunitherapy. Basically attacking the tumours with two antibodies at the same time.

I had another scan arranged for September and with a bit of luck I would meet all the right criteria (checking other things medically such as my heart background – heart attack and stroke in the past!) That scan showed that the tumour was growing slowly.

However a disappointment. In September it became clear that the clinical trial was not going to start till next year.

BUT here was the big surprise for me!

Dr Wheater also had a colleague who was going to start the Clinical Study in London at the Royal Free Hospital and that had the go ahead to start in November.

Royal Free Hospital – Hampstead, London – 120 miles from home

The Royal Free is a 120 mile journey from my home in Poole – but the thing that made it attractive was because I had worked there for four years as a Charge Nurse on a Surgical Ward in the 1970s.
AND
I had also met my wife Barbara there as she was a student nurse when I first got to know her. She came to work on my ward as a staff nurse when she finished her training and – well – I was her boss then. (Guess she is the boss now).  Love her.

Anyway it is an area of London we both love. I was due to start my treatment at the Royal Free on Monday and so we made a weekend of it.  We spent last weekend around Hampstead and the picture is me and Babs with our daughter Zoe and a friend of hers.

My Clinical Trial For a New Combination Of Immunotherapy Infusions.

Doctor Boleti is my new Oncologist and she has a terrific team at the Royal Free. My real champion has been the renal cancer research nurse Anna Pejovik who has arranged tight schedules for investigations and frankly everything!!

I had one concern because there is a slight lottery about all of this.

It is a randomised trial and there is a chance that you will be selected for the old treatment rather than the new therapy. I prayed that the computer would pull my name out and it did. A week ago Anna rang me to say that I would be getting the new combination immunotherapy and it would start on Monday.

After the treatment on Monday all has been well. No side effects to date!  AND Yes I am Feeling Well!

I Am Telling My Story Here For a Couple of Reasons.

1. Cancer Treatment is changing fast and Immunotherapy is the name of the game.

My journey over just a few months show how much is changing and new treatments are emerging all of the time. Dr Boleti told me that dealing with cancer is like control of any chronic condition, and that most people will die from some other cause.

In last weekends Times Supplement there was an article about James Allison who was one of the first research scientists looking into Immunotherapy.

The long article was entitled (which I can’t give you the URL link because it is a paid subscription)

‘Immunotherapy could revolutionise care for cancer patients. So is this the end of chemotherapy as we know it?’

Quote from Times Article:

Cut, burn, poison, aka surgery, radiation and chemotherapy, were the options for cancer sufferers. But one man had other ideas. James Allison pursued his belief in immunotherapy for years when the medical world was doubtful. No longer. Last month he won the Nobel prize for medicine (with help from his brilliant colleagues and brainy wife – Dr Sharma). Now his research is changing everything we know about treating cancer.

What do I owe this man and his team?

And yes, it is quite amazing that treatments like the chemotherapy treatments (which I was involved with at times in my nursing days)  that we hear about from the past, which were pretty onerous and very toxic drugs – have now been replaced by much better treatments.

2. Cancer Screening

I was lucky because my original cancer was obvious because of the bleeding. The cancer this time was not obvious but post surgery after care highlighted the problem.

So I got my scan 9 months ago and the secret, silent, hidden cancer was revealed.   If my cancer had got to the stage where I was showing symptoms  … need I say more.

The answer is to really improve our screening rates. Get those take up figures rising.

Depending on your age, sex, occupation – there are various screening checks available.   PLEASE seek them out and give yourself a better chance of picking up any issues early.

Cancer Screening picks up the problems before symptoms occur and at an early stage where the treatment and control will have a better chance to work.  The solutions and treatments are improving daily.

Big Letters to Shout Again – KEEP YOUR SCREENING UP TO DATE!

Please share this blog message – it is so important to emphasise the need for early access.

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