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
Honestly the build up to cancer is horrible, I remember not being able to eat for weeks. I would crumble and cry every 10 minutes because I just couldn't get the what ifs out of my mind. What happens before you get diagnosed with cancer? After being admitted to my local hospital, and after being … Continue reading The Build Up To My Cancer Diagnosis
Cancer doesn't begin when you get diagnosed. It's the physical symptoms, doctors appointments, tests and emotional distress that comes well before you get diagnosed. So let's take it back to the very start... I suppose for me, it began a year before I was diagnosed with cancer. I was on holiday with my boyfriend, and … Continue reading The Beginning Of My Cancer Journey