What I Learned from Moving Across the Country During Chemo Therapy

Moving across the country is a stressful experience by itself, but when you’re moving to a new home while you’re recovering from chemo therapy, little things that would otherwise not be a big deal take huge effort. I was planning a big move from Brisbane to Adelaide while I was experiencing radiation sickness. Since I had a lot of things in my home that would be too difficult to move on my own—such as my bookshelf and huge collection of books—I needed professional help. It wasn’t the kind of move I could handle myself with multiple trips back and forth between two cities.

I decided to look into hiring removalists to get the job done. I found a number of different companies. I looked on Yelp and other sites to find a company that had decent reviews, and I found Bmoved. I spoke to Greg from Bmoved and he was very kind, “We’ve helped plenty of people move that are recovering from surgery or cancer,” He explained, “We always try and accommodate our customers and take any needs into consideration. That’s what we’re here for.” They sounded very genuine. On top of that, they had excellent reviews from other customers in the past.

A few weeks later, and I’m now living in Adelaide. For anyone who is struggling with cancer, a little goes a long way. If you find yourself moving across the country during a difficult time in your life medically, there are a few things you can do to make the process easier:

  • Don’t overcomplicate things. Easier said than done, but getting stressed out will only make the problem worse. Make bullet point lists or organize your thoughts out on a notebook.
  • If it helps you, make a list of all of the important steps of the process.
  • Spend a little bit of time looking into removalists and find one that has good reviews from other customers in the past.
  • When in doubt, call the company in question and tell them about your situation. In my case, they were able to alleviate a lot of the stress.
  • Ask friends and family to help if they are available, as they will be able to help you sort out the details when you’re feeling ill.
  • Don’t focus too much on the little details. Think about the big picture.
  • Make sure you’re taking your medicine frequently and listening to your doctor’s advice. As a matter of fact, let your family doctor or specialist know that you’re moving across the country and see if they can give some sound advice or prescriptions.
  • Look into doctors and specialists in your new city ahead of time, as this will save you stress later on when you’re living in your new home.

It’s an uphill battle with cancer for most, but once you’re all settled in, you’ll feel a lot better for it. Overcoming cancer isn’t easy, and moving across the country in the middle of your treatment can complicate things. Stay positive and keep your thoughts well-organized.

Breast Cancer Care Alliance Highlights Women in IT Support Careers

As a breast cancer survivor, I’m involved pretty heavily with activism for cancer care. I had the opportunity to do a free course at a community centre on the topic of women in technology that was hosted by the Breast Cancer Care Alliance, focusing on getting cancer survivors and young women alike into new careers.

Women are getting more and more involved in the tech industry as time goes on. In most western countries, more women are graduating university than men, and this means that you’ll begin to hear more female voices in technology. Tech has been a traditionally male-dominated industry, but I personally know a lot of women who are involved in some aspect of the industry, whether they’re IT support specialists or innovators at start-ups.

Personally, I’ve never been able to wrap my head around it. I know enough to run my own server for my blog, and that’s about it. Still, having the knowledge to run and maintain my own dedicated server puts me miles above even my father, who was a capably tradesman in his own right—but he is better with cars and plumbing and less so with computers.

I had the opportunity to get in touch with Michael from IE Systems about this topic, and he had some interesting things to say about women in information technology support, “Yes, I’m seeing a lot of women come into the industry, and I have plenty of female colleagues. I care more about how good you are at solving problems, and not so much your gender.”

Michael and his colleagues are based out of Washington State in the United States. You say Washington State to distinguish it from the much more famous Washington DC on the other side of the country, “We handle a lot of tech problems for big and small businesses in the area. Since almost every industry depends on computers to do some aspect of their work, our services are always in high demand.” Like thousands of other IT support companies in the United States, Australia, and other companies, they provide data protection, cloud services, communications support, customized software, managed IT, software management, technology training, and more.

I find the logistics of information technology highly interesting, even if I don’t understand every few words coming out of Michael’s mouth. The amount of effort that goes into supporting a large company’s tech department blows my mind. You have to consider that “tech” really means everything from cameras to large-scale servers. In order to keep everything running properly, you have to have people dedicated to solving problems around-the-clock, and that can get expensive if you don’t go with a good company.

If anyone out there works in any related industries or you have anecdotes about the way your business works with computers, I’d love for you to reach out to me by E-mail so I can feature what you have to say in an upcoming blog post. I recently made a post about green technology, and I’d like to learn a little bit more about technology across the board this year. Yet another New Year’s resolution!


Fun things to have at your Party or Wedding

If you’re looking to hire a photo booth in Sydney, I’ve tried out a number of different companies after I recently hosted my son’s birthday party. I was very impressed with the way that everything turned out, and they were very quick and helped the guests operate the booths. With Wi-fi and Bluetooth access, it’s easier than ever to share your photos online or transfer them to your phone. They made the party a lot more fun, and I would hire them again. After calling around to a number of businesses in the area, I settled on Sydneyphotoboothing.

This is the best company I’ve encountered in the area, and they really got the job done well. The party was a lot more fun with a photo booth, and all of the guests loved it. What’s so good about photo booths is that everyone of all ages really enjoy them, so no matter what type of party you’re hosting, it’s guaranteed to make it a lot more fun. This is the best company in the local area for hiring photo booths, and if you’re looking for professional quality photo booths that have next-generation features, they have a lower hourly rate at this company than anyone else. (Click here for more information.)

Get in touch with them over their customer support phone line in order to get the fastest service possible. I recommend getting in touch with them over the phone, as this is much faster than E-mailing them or using their online contact form. If you want immediate service, call them up and speak to one of their members of staff and organize the day you’re going to have your party, and then they will send out the photo booth and make sure that it gets to the party in time and is setup before your guests arrive.

The staff were very helpful and answered all of my questions, and that made it a lot easier to get everything done without issue. If you’re looking for the best service in the local area, this is the company to go to. They get the job done right every time and they are faster and less expensive than the other companies in the area, which makes them the number one choice in Sydney. I’m very happy with how everything turned out and I would hire them again if I ever hosted another birthday party or any other social event.