How to keep warm and cosy this winter

Winter may not be your favourite season of the year, but there’s no denying that it’s the cosiest! 

 

how to keep warm and cosy this winter

 

As the days become shorter and the mercury drops, we rely on our homes to provide us with winter comfort and entertainment. It’s a time where we hunker down in our homes enjoying tasty soups, lighting the fire, getting out the knitted throws and burning scented candles.

 

If you’ve recently had surgery, chemotherapy or radiotherapy, you’ll probably be spending a lot more time at home recovering and resting. You can make simple changes so that the time you spend resting up, is more enjoyable and cosier.

 

Here we’ve compiled some of our favourite winter-comfort tips for creating a cosy home this winter.

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Keeping Calm and Steady During Cancer

How Androulla Pieri navigated her breast cancer journey – and found mindfulness and gratitude in the process.

Androulla with a Kitten in Greece

Androulla Pieri says that being diagnosed with breast cancer was a “bolt out of the blue.” At 46, and on the cusp of starting a new job, Androulla’s Stage 3 diagnosis came as a complete shock.

Since that diagnosis nine years ago, we’re happy to report that Androulla has become healthier and more contented in many ways!

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Travelling With Cancer: 5 Inspiring People Who Did It

Organising a holiday can be challenging at the best of times, but how on earth do you tackle travelling with cancer? 

We’ve put together our top 5 favourite stories from across the internet about people who didn’t let their cancer stop them going on holiday, and we think they’re pretty inspiring.

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1. Laura from FindingCyril.com

travel with cancer Laura pizza

One of our favourite bloggers, Laura, is a 27 year old teacher living in London, In 2016 she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. To help her talk about her illness, she and her dad decided to refer to her cancer as “Cyril”, making it seem just a little bit less scary. Laura’s imaginary conversations with Cyril often show how doubts and worries can creep into your daily life with cancer, but the FindingCyril blog is bursting with heartfelt humour, joyous photos and Laura’s upbeat personality.

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Are you experiencing changes to your taste during chemotherapy?

Taste changes chemotherapy cancer

From a metallic or chalky taste to food tasting bland or different, it is common to experience changes to taste while undergoing cancer treatment

During chemotherapy or radiotherapy, you may notice that you no longer enjoy certain foods, find that all foods taste the same or notice a metallic or chalky taste in your mouth. This can mean you no longer enjoy the foods you used to like before you developed cancer, and struggle to find new things to eat.

Figures show that 50% of people on chemotherapy will be affected by taste changes and it can last up to one month after treatment stops. Other causes for taste changes are usually due to damage to the taste buds either from radiotherapy to the area or from the tumour itself.

Here are some taste changes you may notice: 

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