October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, do more than just ‘think pink’

It’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month (BCAM) and we are all being asked to #thinkpink, to #wearitpink, to purchase something pink, and to #coppafeel. While I believe wholeheartedly that we should be cancer symptom aware and we should all know our bodies and be cautious of any changes, I can’t bring myself to endorse the pink-ness … Continue reading October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, do more than just ‘think pink’

31st August – Radiotherapy and the end of ‘active treatment’

31st August - Radiotherapy and the end of ‘active treatment’ Firstly I would like to apologise for the horrible tardiness of this latest ramble. By way of explanation, during chemo Ally and I decided that it was too much for us both to be living apart during the week (I guess my diagnosis was some … Continue reading 31st August – Radiotherapy and the end of ‘active treatment’

Monday 16th July – Radiotherapy, Haircuts and Princesses

Monday 16th July - Radiotherapy, Haircuts and Princesses Here we go again. I am writing to you from the radiotherapy waiting room. I’m writing as a distraction because I am on my own and extremely terrified, I’ve spoken to lots of people and I’ve done lots of research, I am fairly sure I understand the … Continue reading Monday 16th July – Radiotherapy, Haircuts and Princesses

Monday 21st May – a sharp scratch and count down from ten….

Monday 21st May - a sharp scratch and count down from ten…. Following on from the huge and delicious last meal before surgery in Cornwall, Ally, Filly and I had a quiet night at home (the former snoring loudly while I stared at the ceiling for the largest portion of the night, unable to sleep.) … Continue reading Monday 21st May – a sharp scratch and count down from ten….

20th May – Happiness can always be found, and the last meal before surgery

20th May - Happiness can always be found, and the last meal before surgery It’s now been over 6 months since I was diagnosed with breast cancer (if you’re catching up, I was diagnosed in December 2017 with Stage 2 breast cancer with lymph node involvement.) It certainly hasn’t been the 6 months that my … Continue reading 20th May – Happiness can always be found, and the last meal before surgery

Thursday 3rd May – Chemo #6 – What Next – there’s always more to a story.

Thursday 3rd May - Chemo #6 - What Next - there’s always more to a story. I started to write this when I was 3 days post-chemo, as I sat propped up in my bed, which I’d barely moved from in a couple of days. I felt like my teeth were about to fall out, … Continue reading Thursday 3rd May – Chemo #6 – What Next – there’s always more to a story.

Monday 23rd April – Easter eggs, a big birthday and Chemo #5

Monday 23rd April - Easter eggs, a big birthday and Chemo #5 It’s been a while since I last wrote, mainly because it’s hard to find a balance between the bad days where I don’t feel like writing and making the most of the good days with friends and family and not having the time … Continue reading Monday 23rd April – Easter eggs, a big birthday and Chemo #5