What’s On Your 2017 Anti-Bucket List?

If you have been following me for a while you will probably be aware of my Anti-Bucket Lists.  If you haven’t or need reminding you can read all about it here but basically, when I was having treatment for advanced Colorectal Cancer I decided that when I got better I would flip the traditional ‘things-to-do-before-I-die-Bucket-List’ [...]

The Silent Cancer Side Effect – Fatigue

Just to be extremely clear, fatigue is not the same as being really, really, really, tired. It is more than that, and takes hold of your whole being, physically and mentally. Anyone who has had children will probably know what I am talking about, right?  But it's permanent. Fatigue takes a toll both physically and [...]

Top 5 Things To Do When a Loved One Has Cancer

I know that finding out someone has cancer can be just as daunting for a friend or family member as it can be for he person who has just been diagnosed.  Suddenly you are on the side-lines desperate to help and not alway sure what to do, so here are my top ideas... Listen… This is definitely [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

International Woman’s Day

International Woman’s Day

Happy International Woman's Day!  To celebrate this wonderful day I thought I would take a moment to mention just a few (there are many many more but that would take forever) of the fantastic women have made me the woman I am…. My Mum Possibly predictable, I know, but she has sculpted me into the [...]