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
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
I'm a big fan of chilling out and I love to read a book or watch a movie. Unfortunately relaxing isn't something I do enough and i've been trying to make time to chill out every day to keep me calm and less anxious. So when I came across Spacemasks on Instagram I couldn't wait… Continue reading Heading For The Stars
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