There are so many fantastic charities out there offering support for cancer patients. This can include councilling, massage, reiki, yoga, weekend retreats, courses and more but it can be a little bit tricky finding out what is available in your area or even your hospital. I recently met up with the Beatson charity which raises…… Continue reading So much support but how do I find it?
That feeling like your thoughts are full of fluff or treacle. That person’s name you know is up there somewhere but you just can’t quite remember. The feeling you have the concentration capacity of a sweet fuelled three year old. These are all common complaints of cancer patients after chemotherapy treatment known as chemo brain.…… Continue reading Chemo Brain… When will the fog clear?
So usually the start of January can be pretty crap. Christmas is over, you have a house full of plastic tat and no where to put it, the weather in Scotland is 90% grey and you just want to hibernate with the left over mince pies and quality street. On the 2nd of January things…… Continue reading Something a little (huge) bit exciting…
I have always been terrible at remembering to take pills or medicine, my memory just suck in general. Even more so since chemo turned my brain to compost. I try to take pills each morning but If I’m in a rush or out of my usual morning routine I often forget. I will then get…… Continue reading Top tip: How to remember to take medication
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
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
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