Cancer from the outside : How I felt when my brother was diagnosed with cancer
Bpositive Bloodstream
by Bpositive
3y ago
So often after someone is diagnosed with cancer the focus is firmly on the patient, whereas we know only too well that a diagnosis can have a huge impact right throughout a family. Those closest to the patient may well feel helpless in that situation, but the truth is they are actually the ones who can be crucial in being a vital support and lifeline to those undergoing life-saving treatment. In this episode of the Bpositive Bloodstream we looks at the view of cancer from the outside, and more closely at how it feels when a member of your own family is diagnosed.  In one of the most ..read more
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Treatment for blood cancer and life changing moments – Emma's story
Bpositive Bloodstream
by Bpositive
3y ago
In this episode Jonjo speaks to Emma who shares her inspiring story about her diagnosis and treatment for ALL and how, despite many hurdles she's had to face along the way, she has always kept a hugely positive attitude and mindset throughout. Emma shares her experience of being diagnosed whilst in the midst of trying to start a family, the invaluable support she had during her treatment as well as sharing some life changing moments ..read more
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Mental health and cancer
Bpositive Bloodstream
by Bpositive
3y ago
In this episode Jonjo is joined, once again, by Kiwi. They discuss all things mental health. Kiwi shares how he has had to adjust his life to deal with his treatment since being diagnosed with CML in 2012, and how he will always push to see the positive in all situations. We discuss the impact Covid-19 has had on the wider world, the loss of freedom and the affect that can have on everyone's mental health and wellbeing but also how much more of an impact that must be for those dealing with a cancer experience right now ..read more
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How physical activity transformed my life after my mother’s cancer diagnosis – Andrea’s story
Bpositive Bloodstream
by Bpositive
4y ago
Having suffered some dark moments after her mother's diagnosis for ovarian cancer, Andrea made a promise to herself to always be a positive and healthy person. With great support from her husband, and through channeling her mother's positivity, exuberance and zest for life, Andrea has changed her life and retrained to become a health and fitness trainer. Andrea speaks to Bpositive founder Jonjo about those difficult times and how she came through them and how, now, every day is always a positive, happy and healthy day.   * This podcast was recorded before lockdown ..read more
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How I decided to help others after my treatment – Catherine's story
Bpositive Bloodstream
by Bpositive
4y ago
​After being diagnosed with B-Cell Non-Hodgkins lymphoblastic lymphoma at the age of 16, Catherine focused on carving out a career in the medical world to help others. In this episode of the Bpositive Bloodstream, Catherine speaks to Bpositive founder Jonjo about her experience with being diagnosed with blood cancer at such a young age, how she was determined to become a healthcare professional, and the impact that had on herself and those around her ..read more
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ALL and CML; Two worlds colliding
Bpositive Bloodstream
by Bpositive
4y ago
In this episode we hear from our founder Jonjo and our guest Kiwi who discuss the similarities between their different blood cancer journeys and how both felt compelled to have a positive approach during and after treatment. Not one to be missed ..read more
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Taking care of your mind as well as your body throughout treatment
Bpositive Bloodstream
by Bpositive
4y ago
In this episode, our founder Jonjo discusses the importance of taking care of your mind as well as your body throughout treatment for blood cancer and beyond ..read more
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The importance of putting the needs of patients at the forefront of their care throughout treatment
Bpositive Bloodstream
by Bpositive
4y ago
In this episode of the Bpositive Bloodstream Jonjo sits down to talk to Dee, a Cellular Therapy Clinical Nurse Specialist at the Royal Marsden. They chat openly about the importance of keeping the needs of the patient at the forefront of their care throughout treatment, how best to achieve that and how hearing from those who have already been through the treatment can bring learnings to the clinical nurses that help dictate how they approach care for patients currently experiencing treatment ..read more
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Moments that matter
Bpositive Bloodstream
by Bpositive
4y ago
​In this episode we hear from our charity founder Jonjo Rooney who reflects on moments that matter and, in particular, a couple of moments that have stayed with him 13 years on from his leukaemia diagnosis. Jonjo discusses how it felt to finally be told he could go home and how the song that was playing at the time on the hospital radio still resonates with him today ..read more
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The importance of making plans and setting goals
Bpositive Bloodstream
by Bpositive
4y ago
​In this episode we hear from our charity founder Jonjo Rooney who discusses how he felt that making plans and setting goals was a big help for himself throughout his treatment ..read more
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