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  • Blog Post: what will be, will be

    Having got over the hectic xmas prep, I had my second chemo Dec 22nd so xmas was as good as it could be although I did feel quite rough. Straingley though, this didn't bother me as much as I thought it would, I was confident that I would be starting to feel better by the new year and my daughters...
  • Blog Post: My Story

    When I was 2 1/2, I was diagnosed with a kidney cancer - Wilms Tumor. The doctors immediately removed my kidney which was timely, another day and the tumor would have exploded and there wouldnt have been a chance. I had 18 months of intese chemotherapy and while I cant remember how I felt at the time...
  • Blog Post: out of the mouths of babes

    I thought I'd share a moment with you all as my little girl made me belly laugh so much. We always make a wish if we see a single bright star in the sky and so when one appeared a couple of weeks ago I called her through. I wish I may , I wish I might, wish on the star I see tonight..... ...
  • Blog Post: Life is a rollercoaster ...

    You know ... I used to say “ if only I could have a pound for every compliment I receive for them red shoes.” However, over the last few weeks it would be for each time someone has said to me “Go sh ... doesn't time fly ... where did that year go ...? ” These comments have...
  • Blog Post: Happy New Year wishes

    This is my new years wish for evertone touched by cancer : Comfort on difficult days, smiles when sadness intrudes, rainbows to follow the clouds, laughter to kiss our lips, sunsets to warm our hearts, hugs when spirits sag, beauty for your eyes to see, friendships to brighten our being, faith so that...
  • Blog Post: Diagnosed

    Five days before my fifteenth birthday, I walked into the house that I share with my mum and my dog. To me, it was a normal day, but looking back, i should have guessed that something was wrong. My mum had called me just three hours before, and strangely, asked me why the kettle was not working. I responded...
  • Blog Post: Cancer in the workplace

    Last month a new Act of Parliament came into effect across England, Scotland and Wales. It might have happened fairly quietly but the Equality Act 2010 is hugely significant for people of working age who are affected by cancer. The Act extends the protections, formerly in the Disability Discrimination...
  • Blog Post: The Importance of Mammography

    October is the month for breast cancer awareness. This month is dedicated towards increasing awareness of issues concerned with breast cancer and the importance of detecting the disease early. This works through nation wide campaigns which are aimed at the public, employers, health care experts and most...
  • Blog Post: Surgery

    Hi everyone Back home this afternoon after another op didnt have any problems after surgery so started on solids (thank goodness ) Nurses in F5 are brilliant at Southampton General nothing fazes them always a cheerful word & smile & such hard workers .Have a mass of staples & stitches...
  • Blog Post: Ovarian Cancer

    Hello to all you unknown friends. This is the first time I have felt a real need for some help. I was diagnosed 30th July with stage 3c ovarian cancer with omental (unsure of spelling) disease. Plan was 3/4 chemo cycles of paxol/carboplatin followed by operation and 3/2 more cycles of chemo. Had 3 chemos...