Five months ago I made the very difficult decision to stop my anti-hormone medication. From the beginning, anti-hormone treatment was a huge stumbling block for me. Chemo and radiotherapy I could deal with because I could see the end in sight but the thought of five to ten years of Zoladex Injections and daily exemestane putting me…… Continue reading Celebrating Aunty Flow
Hot flushes were something I expected to worry about in my fifties but once again cancer stuck its big wooden spoon into my life with a hormone-responsive tumour. Meaning my oncology team were keen to rid my body of estrogen by putting me into an early menopause through medication. Also known as a chemical menopause which just as…… Continue reading Acupuncture and Hot Flush Hell.
Several mornings a week the first thing I say is “Early to bed tonight…”. Then half ten comes and I think, right time for bed but first I’ll just have a week look at my social media. 1 hour 43 minutes later my brain is wired and it’s almost midnight! So, I end up tossing…… Continue reading Must get more sleep…… Zzzz
Sponsored by Boudavida because let’s face it, on the mat we need kit that makes us feel awesome. Anxiety is a huge challenge for most people after a cancer diagnosis, this, of course, is completely natural. Not only are you facing treatments that can be very harsh on your body, your mind is filled with…… Continue reading Cancer . Anxiety . YOGA
Its time to launch my first monthly challenge as a self-care ambassador for My Health Storylines and I can’t wait to get started. Yoga has become my saving grace over the last few years, helping me stay calm during my cancer treatment and has led to me being fitter and more balanced all round. Starting…… Continue reading Let’s get our CHILL on!
We all know that we should probably pay a little bit more attention to ourselves but often life has a knack of getting in the way. Before we know it we are piling another load of washing into the machine instead of taking ten minutes out of our day for ourselves. I am way too…… Continue reading Self-Care Just Got Easier
Guest Post from Siobhan O’Flynn @the_tightrope_walker My five year old son Dylan had just started year one & was sick twice at the beginning of term, I took him to the doctor & we put it down to school germs. He would on occasion complain about a backache but it was so sporadic &…… Continue reading Facing Childhood Cancer- Guest Post
“Adversity introduces a man to himself” – Albert Einstein As I read Gina’s AKA @Ginashergold21 story I cried both sad and happy tears. She truly shows how we can move forward after our life has been destroyed by cancer. I am so thankful to her for sharing her raw yet incredibly inspiring experience of cancer…… Continue reading How to Heal After Loss Guest Post by Gina Shergold
Lisa Vento from ‘The Time Between Us’ talks first hand about getting back in to work after cancer. It’s not easy but she has great advice and practical tips to help you feel work ready again. Cancer comes with a vengeance and it usually comes out of nowhere – even if you have a family…… Continue reading Guest Post : #careeraftercancer
Social media is in the firing line at the moment for bombarding us with unrealistic photo shopped images, causing depression through self-comparison and taking us away from more valuable pass times. However new research from the Macmillan Cancer charity shows that there is a very positive side to social media. 1 in 4 women are…… Continue reading Finding Comfort Online