The one thing most people know about cancer is that chemotherapy is bloody difficult, but what makes it so hard? The way it makes you feel? The fact it dominates your life for months? Or having toxic chemicals pumped in to your body? All of these things make chemo one of the toughest medical treatments…… Continue reading What makes chemo so awful! Part 3 of my Story
I’m a big fan of shopping small as I think not only are you helping support someones dream of earning a crust from their creative talent, you are investing in something that not every Tom, Dick and Sally have in their cupboard. The amazing Scottish silk scarf designer Mimi Hammill has written this gorgeous story…… Continue reading The Shop Small Challenge- Guest Blog By Mimi Hammill
The f***er that is cancer doesn’t just take on the patient, its attacks a whole family. My husband was my anchor throughout my cancer. Here’s his experience of being at the forefront of my cancer battle. There are many challenges that couples go through in life which test us to our limits and make…… Continue reading So, my soul mate has Cancer…… Guest Post
It feels pretty amazing to tell you that I recently wrote a Guest List piece for Clemmie Telfords amazing blog Mother of all Lists Just because you are young you are not immune, I was a happy and healthy mother of two so getting breast cancer at 34 was not part of the plan. There…… Continue reading What I Learned From Breast Cancer
On the 5th of May 2016 I woke up with a black ball of worry in my chest. The day before I had been diagnosed with breast cancer. I was only 34 years old with two kids (Eva 7 and Logan 4) and breast cancer was most definitely not on my ‘to do’ list. My…… Continue reading Cancer is not all BAD!
Your Kids Keep You Going When the darkness descends, when the unthinkable hits, when the awful unexpected creeps upon you. Your kids keep you going. Their endless energy, their cheeky ways. Their priorities, running, jumping, laughing, playing, fun. Their words, bursting out of their little mouths like fireflies. Fast, excitable and never ending. …… Continue reading Your Kids Keep You Going
It was my little girls birthday recently and with unicorns being the big favourite at the moment the challenge was on to come up with a unicorn cake. I’m not a terrible baker and have made the odd cake in the past but time is the main thing I tend to be short of so…… Continue reading The Super Easy Unicorn Cake
For many people including myself finishing treatment for cancer can leave you feeling a little lost. You expect to feel over the moon but often end up down in the dumps which can come as a shock. A recent survey by Breast Cancer Care discovered that more than half of breast cancer patients questioned struggled…… Continue reading Finding Life After Cancer
Piling on the pounds is one of the many side effects lots of women face after treatment for breast cancer. The strong steroids we are given make us hungry and horrible side effects of chemotherapy make us want to spend most of our time in bed or plonked in front of the TV. I went…… Continue reading Top Tips for Getting Active After Cancer
Something that cancer highlighted for me was how important it is to look after yourself. Not because I blame my lifestyle for my cancer as I was an active healthy 35 year old and cancer still snuck up on me but because being healthy made my treatments and recovery more straight forward and faster. It’s…… Continue reading Please just tell me I can have a Jammy Dodger!