Swishing Up Your Post-Op Wardrobe

Published on MyOstomy I think one thing that most women can safely say they have in common when finding out they will need an ostomy, is a collective worry over how they are going to dress.   I am a big fan of the #GetYourBellyOut campaign, but you don’t necessarily want my ostomy out on display all day, [...]

Coping Strategies – Cancer When You Have Children

I was recently emailed by a lady asking if I had any specific coping strategies that I could share for attempting to fight cancer and be a present parent for your child, that you want to be the best mum ever for? It really got me thinking.  I don't know if you can fight cancer [...]

Does Cancer Ever End?

If you break your leg, it's annoying but it's cast, it heals, then it's over.  Becomes nothing more than a dinner party story about your teachers not believing you broke your leg playing football at break time and having to hobble about on it in huge amounts of pain all day (my husband, not me). But [...]

Landfill by Helen Gordon – Book Review

I read this book after doing a fabulous workshop with the author.  I know Landfill by Helen Gordon has received mixed reviews but I loved this book.  It is one of those books that get's under your skin and you think about when you aren't reading. My favourite thing about this book is the language.  It is [...]

The Problem with NOT Losing Your Hair When You Have Cancer

The Problem with NOT Losing Your Hair When You Have Cancer

Cancer, chemotherapy, hair loss.  Standard.  These three things appear to be inextricably linked which is strange because it's not actually true. There are hundreds of types of chemotherapy, all with different side-effects and hair loss is not always one of them.  Some chemotherapy's cause heat in the body, which causes the hair follicles to open [...]