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!
Moving forward after breast cancer has been much harder than expected. I had naively decided that because my diagnosis and treatment all happened in 2016 that it was going to be my crappy year and 2017 would be amazing. Unfortunately this isn’t quite how it’s panned out. I’d looked in to doing the Breast Cancer…… Continue reading The Only Way Is Forward
Let’s face it, losing your hair when you go through chemotherapy pretty much sucks. This side effect hits you both physically and emotionally. Getting a wig was a big priority for me before my chemo started. I think this was because it was the one thing I had control over. However when it came to…… Continue reading Braving the Baldy – two ways to tie a head scarf
On the 4th of May I celebrated my one year cancerversary so decided to make a series of videos telling the story of my treatment from the beginning to end. Please click below to watch the first instalment from ‘lump to lumpectomy’. If you have any questions i’d love to help so please pop…… Continue reading My Story From the Beginning
I was so cuffed when I was asked to write this piece. Read all about the scary but wonderful treatment I was given for stage 3 breast cancer at The Beatson Hospital in Glasgow.
I recently had the pleasure of being asked to write a piece for the fantastic online magazine Social Butterflies about how I kept on top of my well-being during my cancer treatment and the impact this had on my outlook for the future. Click to read all about The Power of Positivity
Ask any Cancer patient, chemotherapy is one of the hardest parts of treatment, it is a lifesaving medicine that pretty much makes you feel like you have a combination of flu and a bad hangover without any of the fun. Depending on the type of cancer you have you may even go from feeling pretty…… Continue reading A Cancer Survivors Guide to Getting Through Chemo
Tantrumxyz is an awesome little haven of advice, recommendations and inspiration for parents. Getting to write this blog post for them about going through cancer as a parent was all sorts of amazing. One of the first things I worried about when I found out I had cancer was my kids. I have two kids. A gorgeous little…… Continue reading Cancer with Kids
Almost as soon as I found out I had cancer I began a diary. My head was jam packed with worries and fears that I needed to siphon out before the pressure got too much. I found writing a diary a great way of stopping the endless cycle or negative thoughts in my head, it…… Continue reading Taking a Cancer Holiday