Suffragette City

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Given that today is the 100th anniversary of women getting the right to vote in the UK, David Bowie felt appropriate for today’s blogpost song title.

It’s been quite a week.  Last Monday and Wednesday I was quite frustrated and annoyed to have to cancel my plans and stay at home in bed.  However, by Thursday I was back on form and on Friday I was feeling fantastic as I opened the market at the London Stock Exchange and then held a really well-attended 30% Club Investor Group panel discussion. Our campaign to have more women in senior roles and in the pipeline has never had as much momentum as it does now.  We got great press coverage on the event last week and I was able to talk about it with Martha Carney on the World at One on Radio 4 yesterday.  And, while I was waiting for my CT scan yesterday, I did an interview with the Telegraph on Working with Cancer that was in the press today.  All really positive stuff.

But, the icing on the cake was my meeting with my oncologist this afternoon.  We couldn’t believe it when he told us that the chemo is working.  It’s shrunk the fluid in my abdomen and my tumour markers have all come down and are in normal range.  Fan-bloody-tastic!  He thinks I’m tolerating the chemo very well, that I should continue to work and do all the things I’m doing if I feel well enough, but that I need to stay warm to keep the pins & needles at bay.  So bring on the next 6 chemos – let’s get them over with and move on.

13 thoughts on “Suffragette City

  1. FANTASTIC BREN. WONDERFUL NEWS. I am so happy for all of you and me and your siblings. What a relief!! You are such a fighter and all of your supporters are pushing you on. Can’t wait to see all of you in another week. Thinking of you tomorrow as no. 7 chemo will take place. I will be there for the following next two. Thanks for sharing Teddy’s performance at the Gray Lady. It was GREAT.
    LOTS OF LOVE TO ALL. MUMMY XOXOXOXO

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  2. Fantastic!

    Linda French

    On Feb 6, 2018 5:52 PM, “Brenda won’t back down” wrote:

    > brendawontbackdown posted: ” Given that today is the 100th anniversary of > women getting the right to vote in the UK, David Bowie felt appropriate for > today’s blogpost song title. It’s been quite a week. Last Monday and > Wednesday I was quite frustrated and annoyed to have to cancel ” >

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  3. Wow Bren all fantastic news. You appear to becoming a celebrity and couldn’y be happier for you. Positivity and determination is paying off. You go girl!

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  4. great news B. Very encouraging. I’m so happy. Rxx

    On 7 February 2018 at 06:52, Brenda won’t back down wrote:

    > brendawontbackdown posted: ” Given that today is the 100th anniversary of > women getting the right to vote in the UK, David Bowie felt appropriate for > today’s blogpost song title. It’s been quite a week. Last Monday and > Wednesday I was quite frustrated and annoyed to have to cancel ” >

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  5. Awesome news Brenda!! You are an amazing testament to the power of passion, will, love and joy!!! What a force and inspiration you are!! Behind you all the way!!
    Warmest,
    Jane

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  6. So good to read this positive news Brenda and may you continue to overcome this “blip” in your road to recovery and reach that all-important “all-clear”. Romy left hospital last week after her gruesome op & has begun her slow path to recovery. Brendan & Tom & their dream team are all heroes. Like you she has been determined to return to work & she we were both inspired to read your story. We will follow your journey & look forward to ensuing posts. Take great care and good luck – you will be in our thoughts.. Nina x

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  7. Brenda,

    YAY, YAY, YAY! So pleased for you and proud of you! Inspirational as always but best of all is that you are getting much deserved good news about the chemo! Hang in there- you are WINNING!! Lots of love, Tamara

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