It's Gone Tits Up

  • I get by with a little help from my friends

    On Friday, I went wig shopping. Truth be told, I really didn’t want to. I’m quite happy with my buzz cut and didn’t want to look like a man in drag in a bad wig that I was constantly fighting with. Turns out, wig shopping was the mo...
    • 14 Jun 2021
  • The show must go on

    Nothing to kick you back into reality then being back at work. I took one week off work from the day of my chemo. It took me that long to get over my many ailments and side effects, and was back to work from Monday. It's now been 2 weeks since m...
    • 11 Jun 2021
  • No, this is not a hair commercial

    Quoting Britney, sat here hoping to God I’m pulling off the Sinead O’Connor buzz cut. The hair loss thing has been stressing me out this whole time. Knowing that it is going to happen, and being in constant fear of when that might be. Th...
    • 7 Jun 2021
  • All week long

    As if it’s only been 7 days since I had my first chemo cycle. This is along one so settle in. This shit is guna take some stamina to fight through 6 more times of this. The thought of the effects being cumulative its literally too much to take ...
    • 4 Jun 2021
  • You make me sick

    So I’m 3 days post cycle 1 of my FEC chemo treatment. I’ll take a step back and talk you through it. I was so nervous not knowing what was going to happen or how I was going to feel but the actual appointment was a breeze. Turns out I kn...
    • 30 May 2021
  • You're so vein

    I haven’t even started my treatment yet and already I look like a bad drug addict. My veins look ruined. My arms and hands are all a big old bruised mess. Over the last week it’s been constant blood tests, MRI scans, CT scans. Blood out a...
    • 27 May 2021
  • You can buy your hair if it won’t grow

    I’ve had the chop. My beautiful 30 inch platinum blonde hair is now a very short bob. The big reveal failed. My sister was meant to shout ‘Joe! you're one beauty’. The perfect Little Women reference to add a bit of drama to the oc...
    • 23 May 2021
  • Let's get this show on the road

    Chemo is starting on the 28th May. Pre assessment is on Wednesday then I’m starting 6 rounds of FEC-T every 21 days. Couldn't have named it better my self. Had a bit of a snigger with the consultant about the possibility of a rebrand to '...
    • 22 May 2021
  • Baby Talk

    For someone who never wanted kids, I’m now stressing about wanting kids.  An appointment with the fertility clinic and the option to have eggs harvested and frozen (sounds like I’m meal prepping) is not an option. Theres no time. I...
    • 20 May 2021
  • Let's get down to business

    It's Stage 2, Grade 3, Triple Negative (TNBC) Breast Cancer.  We are currently measuring in at a whopping 5cm, however, We’ve got no spread (thank the lord for small mercies)  The next 4 weeks seem jam packed. My calendar has never b...
    • 16 May 2021
  • It's been a long time coming

    10 days my arse! It's been 17 days since the breast clinic. So the MDT meetings happen on a Monday. And it was bank holiday Monday so no MDT meeting. Why are y’all taking days off when I’m sat here going out of my mind! Time has literally...
    • 10 May 2021
  • It started with a lump

    I have breast cancer Thats the first time I've written that down. there it is in black and white for all to see.  Shit Let’s take that, rewind it back. I'm 35 years old. on the 1st April I was getting ready for work. In the shower ...
    • 9 May 2021