REALITY CHECK

REALITY CHECK

You know when you’re just going through life, bossing the hell out of it and thinking to yourself, damn, I got this down?! Yeah, that was me for the last month. I’d been living in Sicily, eating gelato and arancini daily, drinking spritz in the sun and swimming in the crystal clear coves. Life was [...]

RESULTS DAY & SHADES OF GREY

RESULTS DAY & SHADES OF GREY

Christmas passed and was eventful as ever, a few family arguments here and a little drunken behaviour there. I actually managed to get drunk for the first time in about 9 months. I’m definitely feeling better….. And then the day of my scan came. There’s not much to say about it really. I knew the [...]

LATERS CHEMO MATE

LATERS CHEMO MATE

It felt like forever, like a prison sentence, a life time of hospitals, injections, needles, drips and drugs. But after 24 sessions of chemotherapy I finally waved goodbye to the chemo ward on December 7th 2016. The night before I felt surprisingly on edge, there was an anxiety festering deep within me which I couldn’t [...]

HINTS & TIPS for getting through chemo and a cancer diagnosis

HINTS & TIPS for getting through chemo and a cancer diagnosis

These are all things I've picked up along the way, whether from a healthcare professional, a friend offering advice, someone who has experienced cancer first hand themselves or a family member/friend or just things I've realised myself throughout the slog…. Firstly, and most importantly do not have any expectations. Do not think about what might [...]

STAYING STRONG

STAYING STRONG

Strength. That trait that all humans long to have. Mankind spends hours in the gym, honing muscles and strengthening their cores, Putin sails a war ship through the English Channel, grown men take steroids to enhance their bulging biceps, Beyonce rides a horse, Boudica like in her video for Who Run the World (Girls) all [...]

LET’S GET MORTAL

LET’S GET MORTAL

The beautiful thing about having cancer, probably the only beautiful thing about having cancer is that it opens your eyes, wide, to life and all it’s possibilities and meanings - things that we as humans spend a lot of our time searching for. The “What the fuck’s this all about?” conundrum that is life. Especially [...]