Ally and I went away a couple of weeks ago, it was our first solo trip away this year and while it was wonderful, it got me thinking about the last 51 weeks. As we head towards my cancer-versary, or one year since I was diagnosed I hadn’t noticed it but with a little hindsight … Continue reading 51 weeks and counting…
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’ 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 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…. 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 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. 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 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
Saturday 24th March - Chemo #4, a bit of a kerfuffle. Well it has been a long 2 weeks since I last wrote. I think it’s safe to say that the T part of my FEC-T chemo regime, is T for Twat (sorry mum, Alyson, granny, anyone else offended by the appalling language.) I’ll start … Continue reading Saturday 24th March – chemo #4, a bit of a kerfuffle.
Sunday 11th March - Very Important Weather Warning I’ve just read the weather forecast and snow warnings are again in place for the days following my chemo. So far we’ve had snow following 2 out of 3 chemos (and the day after my diagnosis). After the last cycle, we were completely snowed in for a … Continue reading Sunday 11th March – very important weather warning.