WOWZERS What a few weeks it has been. My last ‘Chemo Day’ The week after chemo was amazing, I finished my treatment on Thursday 10th April then as soon as I finished my beans on toast (staple after chemo food) me and dad made our way down to brands Hatch in Kent that afternoon, and … Continue reading Goodbye chemo hello wobble
How I came to find patience and how it's changed my world. Amazing what self belief can do to your soul, it's the happiest place on earth.
Welcome to #LoveBreasts The Story What started as a kind thought from a long time family friend Barry and Lorna Symmmons began an amazing start to raising more awareness for breast cancer. An incredible £1500 was raised from the donations put towards these bands with their kind idea and thought, and from that more and … Continue reading #LoveBreasts
If you look a life as a game of jenga, but this time the opponent you are playing is yourself. The first move, the primary. The first block you lay is your primary suffering. Primary suffering is any unpleasant physical sensations you may experience as a consequence of illness, injury, fatigue etc. You may not be able … Continue reading My Jenga Theory : Primary and secondary suffering and that ‘thing’ called cancer
Fertility and cancer, this is a hard one for me to share but it's an important one. “You have cancer and you will need to undergo chemotherapy ” after the initial WHAT THE F**K moments my thoughts quickly went to fertility. I know to many you may think , but what about survival? That is … Continue reading Cancer and Fertility: Not part of my early 30’s plan
The reason for this blog is to share that there are many sides to treatment, my life with breast cancer. This photo is harder to share than when I'm smiling, not because I'm worried that in some way I may come across weak, it's far from that, the reason is I don't want to in … Continue reading Smiling inside honest: My off day we all have them.
The beginning of my Journey The day I was diagnosed I knew that some aspects of my life would have to change, but I had to train my brain to think 'this is temporary' I knew life wouldn't be quite the same again , but when it comes to doing all the things I enjoy, … Continue reading Walking my way through cancer: Literally
Today was our fifth mindfulness for health class at the Derby Nuffield, Bamford suite. Julie (Lead Oncology Nurse) from the Bamford suite has done an incredible job putting on this pilot course and only has more ideas for the future with Rachel and John also. Julie and team are pretty incredible and I can't thank them … Continue reading Thank You Bamford Suite Derby: Mindfulness for health
Who asks you to face your fears? Fear is something you run away from right? What are your fears? You may not like like heights, so you avoid heights at all costs. You may not like spiders, so you run and scream each time you come across one. We rarely say I’m fearful of heights … Continue reading Making Courage Bigger Than My Fears
“You are the sky. Everything else is just the weather.” Pema Chodron Written Tuesday 25th Jan Today I woke and decided I am not going to rush to get dressed. I decided that today I am going to just go with whatever I feel. It dawned on me that for the past however many weeks, … Continue reading That Fine Line : I’m fine VS I’m falling apart