Pointing and Laughing at Chemo and thus at me VOL 1
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Disclaimer: If you are about to undertake Chemo perhaps have someone vet this blog post before you read it. I think all these will carry the above disclaimer…. Chemo has a bad reputation. Sadly, unlike the girl you went to school with who just happened to develop quicker than everyone else, it’s deserved. I’m finding […]

Cr-Cr-Crying
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To spare my blushes, I’d like to think, that you haven’t really lived until you’ve found yourself bawling your eyes out in the Japanese Wing of the V&A. Goodness only knows what the other visitors thought. Perhaps that I was communing deeply with the pottery in front of me. Having strangers think that I am […]

Year One
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I have been working on my practical chemo guide (for the zillionth time) – it should be hitting little blog by Christmas 2016….. However, this week marks one year on from finding Burt (the not so benign), 11 February 2014 -fact fans. Yes, it did rather over-shadow Valentines Day, not that we’re massive celebrators (of […]

Five Years
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Dear Ma, It has been 5 years, 5 years! Time, it seems, flys even if you’re not always having fun. A lot has changed, life has moved us forward even when we’d prefer to stay rooted to the spot. I got cancer, can you believe it? I couldn’t but I got it anyway. It’s a […]

(Re)Growth
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Growing your hair back from scratch is like carrying the cutest, rarest pet with you at all times. That lives on your head. I think of this new growth as fur not hair at all. It has this minky colour, which is more blonde-y, grey-y , brown-y (it’s mink, that is the colour I just […]

WHOOP WHOOP!
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Can I also take a minute to say a huge THANK YOU to everyone who has stopped by little blog? A Huge THANK YOU to everyone who has taken the time to send care parcels, write cards, emails and messages. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you. It has meant the world to me. I promise […]

That was the Year that was
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It’s the last post of the year. Of this very difficult year….. I’m kinda feeling the pressure here to write a balanced, thoughtful and heartfelt piece. I’ve been thinking about it, mostly in the shower. It’s proving tricky….. I have no idea what to write about. The Earth Mother credentials that I’ve been patiently waiting […]

1 in 3
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I guess this popped into my head because of the time of year but you know how in the film Love Actually, Hugh Grant decrees that love actually, is all around? Well, it seems to me that cancer actually, is all around. I remember writing ages ago that 1 in 3 people would get cancer […]