A Shift in Time and Space
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Things are changing in my world. Not in the ghastly – cancer’s going to mug you and take your year – kinda way. That way knocks the wind out of you, leaves you on your ass while it skates by shouting “loser”. So I’m very grateful it’s not that kind. Life is yelling “Forwards” at […]

Celebrate!
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We had a little celebration. Actually that’s underselling it as we had a lot to celebrate! It was overwhelming, in the best way, to be surrounded by all the people adore the most. We gave speeches, I’d not managed until the day to read mine without crying but I just about got through it. Dad […]

So This Happened…
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A and I are home from an adventure jet-lagged and muzzy with lack of sleep but very, very Happy. Last year I introduced little Blog on Facebook with the phrase “so this happened”, it felt important to announce this very happy news the same way. Put some demons to rest, so to speak. A and […]

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 […]