A horrible experience beautifully written. This poem entails my experience of being told that I have lymphoma. This memory will be planted in my brain forever, and I will never forget this moment. Just sit tight and let me get a doctor... Two minutes later, and then I clocked her. A trembling white face, as … Continue reading It’s Cancer – Poem
The title isn't click bait, although I wish it was. But, 1) I wouldn't do that to my readers, and 2) the title is true. Looking back at all my life experiences, especially during the past year - I thought I was going to die twice. I was inspired to write this blog after listening … Continue reading The Times I Thought I Was Going To Die
In case you are new around here, and haven't had the delight of encountering the abundance of hospital wards; EAU stands for emergency assessment unit - yes, it's as scary as it sounds. You may be wondering - well, what's the difference between EAU and A&E? I couldn't give you the text book definition but … Continue reading EAU – My First Experience!
It begins with waiting... hoping that it's good news or no news. Staring at the four walls of an empty doctors clinic with chairs circled around a table filled with old magazines. Biting your nails until there's nothing left, and bopping your leg up and down to cure the anxious feeling in your stomach, but … Continue reading Being Told You Have Cancer
Let's really talk about losing hair... (or click here to watch the video) When I was told I was going to have chemotherapy, they walked me through what each drug is and what each one does. In one of the R-CHOP chemotherapy drugs, there's one particular one that causes your hair to fall out, personally … Continue reading Bald and Beautiful
So after spending a few days in ICU - fave hospital stay I've had. The nurses made me feel comfortable in a nightmare. A doctor came to visit me, he was a haematology doctor from the hospital at The Churchill and I remember feeling really scared to meet him, because he was from The Churchill. … Continue reading Hello to The Big C