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 [...]

Bowel Cancer Awareness Month – Day 6

Did you know…  Bowel Cancer is the UK's second biggest cancer and the third biggest cancer amongst women. Bowel Cancer is also very treatable if caught early so head to your GP for a referral if you have any of the main symptoms... And remember - DO NOT LET THEM TURN YOU AWAY BECAUSE OF [...]

Bowel Cancer Awareness Month!

HAPPY BOWEL CANCER AWARENESS MONTH EVERYONE! Yes April is Bowel Cancer Awareness month.  A chance to talk about all things Bowel Cancer related.  Yay! To help raise awareness, everyday this month I will be posting information, articles, what to look for, facts and how tops…  So stay tuned to find out all the information you [...]

Know Your Chemo from your Radio

One of my lovely readers emailed asking if I could explain the difference between chemo and radiotherapy.  So here we are… Chemotherapy Chemotherapy is traditionally given via intravenous drip administered in hospital but you can now get chemotherapy tablets that can be taken at home.  Once in your blood stream, chemo can be taken the [...]

The Stupid Things People Say When You Have Cancer!

When You Find Out You Have Cancer... I would prepare yourself for when people say (what I think) are very stupid things. The most common comment being “I knew someone who had cancer and died”, seriously, who are you helping when you say that? There is also my personal favourite, “just think positively and you’ll [...]

The Last 36 Hours! Good Morning Britain, ITV News and World Cancer Day

The last 36 hours have been unexpected, bizarre and awesome. I knew that to coincide with World Cancer Day the lovely Cancer Research UK were going release the latest shocking statistic that 1 in 2 of us will now be effected by cancer, which I have written about here.  I also knew CRUK were going to [...]

The Anti-Bucket List 2015

If you have been following me for a while you will probably be aware of my Anti-Bucket Lists but 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 [...]