Cancer - it gets right on my tits!

  • Chemo - the honest side effects

    It’s been 12 day since my first chemo session, and 48hrs until I do my next cycle. Over the last 12 days I’ve felt a collection of side effects ranging from bed ridden rough to fine and dandy. I’ve felt extremely sorry for myself an...
  • Chemo - the side effects

    It's now 5 days after my first chemo session and I can honestly say it well and truly whooped my ass! I was expecting to at least have 1 day where the steroids carried me through but the first morning after, I woke up feeling green.  I took all ...
  • The chemo virgin!

    Today was my very first chemo session. My hubby bought me a cuppa in bed and then cooked us all a lovely breakfast. Even with the impending chemotherapy, I'm still not put off my grub! The morning was quite relaxed. I spent time chatting with the...
  • The Heart Scan - 29th August 2021

    Another test. Another requirement to get my boobs out. Well, I didn't really need to get them out but I was asked to remove the top half of my clothing and pop the gown on, with the opening at the front. The gown was probably a size 6 so there wa...
  • Meeting the Oncologist

    Today’s appointment with the oncologist was mind boggling, but everything was explained so well. He was lovely, the nurse was lovely. My friend working on that ward who took my blood is deliciously lovely. Everyone is so god damn lovely. I want...
  • Results Day - again!

    After getting diagnosed 4 weeks ago, I've had to have a CT and PET scan to see if the cancer has spread. Today I'm back at the hospital to see the consultant for those results and to hopefully find out the where/when/what/why of my treatment plan.&nb...
  • My therapy

    I've lived near the coast for the last 3 years, however never gone in deeper than my knees until finding my lump. But now I can’t keep away. As Moana say's "see the line where the sky meets the sea? It calls me...&q...
  • My big dirty secret

    Today is the 24th day of knowing I've got cancer. I'm not counting the days where I had biopsies or from when I felt the lump, just actual days since Mr M sat me down and told me it was cancer. There's 2 C words in this life that mak...
  • CT Scan - easy peasy lemon squeasy

    My CT scan was on 14th August and this time I made sure I read all the information sent. We didn't want any more drama's like the PET scan. My sister was visiting at the time so we left the boys with her and made the dive to the hospital. Again, it w...
  • PET scan - what a palaver

    I had a phone call on 3rd August saying my PET scan appointment was on the 5th at 9.30am. As it was short notice they'd email the confirmation to me rather than send me a letter. The nurse gave me some information such as no food prior, just drin...
  • Results Day! 26th June 2021

    10am. That was the time we had our appointment with Mr M. I was told I was allowed to bring someone with me. That reiterated to me that the news wasn't going to be good.  Mr M and the breast care nurse were waiting for us. He delivered the n...
  • Breast Clinic Day! 15th July 2021

    Today me and my hubby dropped the kids off at school and went to the hospital. First stop - mammogram. Trying to have a polite conversation with a woman who is manhandling your boobs onto an x-ray machine is the most bizarre experience. I t...
  • A trip the the GP - 1st July 2021

    As with many GP surgeries, you have to call on the day you want to be seen and get triaged over the phone before being given an appointment. I was off work Thursday so decided to call them. Unfortunately, they couldn't see me until 4pm. Bugger!! ...
  • I've felt a lump! (June 2021)

    I can't remember the exact date but towards the end of June this year, I noticed a lump in my left armpit. It wasn't painful, but felt pretty big. Well, bigger than a pea anyway. It felt chunky and long, kind of like one of those pink and whi...