He always makes two appointments with his patients. During the first appointment he breaks the news that the patient has cancer and knows that nothing else he says during that first meeting will be remembered. It is only in the second meeting that he can start answering the 101 questions that inevitably follow.
Macmillan cancer support help people affected by cancer by providing practical, medical and financial support. That is why I have decided this year to try to raise some money to help support them in the worthy cause.
One in three of us will get cancer. Two million of us are living with it. As we live longer this percentage is rising.
So what am I doing? Well last year I put my name down for the Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon, safe in the knowledge that the chances of getting a place was very slim... Well I did.. so I now face the prospect of a 1 ½ mile swim with sharks (friendly), jelly fish (wobbly) and Sea Lions (bemused), followed by an 18 mile bike ride and an 8 mile run.
Later in the summer I will also be cycling to Paris from Norwich, 400 mile, in 4 days across 4 countries.
All the money you give will go to Macmillan cancer support.
Please give what you can, just a small donation can make a difference.
I'll be humming this tune all the way (spotfiy account required).
Thank you .
--- Update 17th May 2010 ---
Well I survived the first leg of the challenge (Alcatraz). The swim turned out to be the easiest bit.. it was the run that almost finished me off.
Just the Paris trip to do now. Training is going well, although I picked up 2 punctures on the Suffolk Sunrise 100 mile ride. If that continued on the Paris trip I would need 8 spare inner tubes!