My cancer story part 18: end of treatment

My cancer story part 18: end of treatment

This won’t be a long blogpost, I think I said what I wanted to say about this stage of my illness before Christmas, but there are a few updates to share. As many of you know, after a week of wonderful celebrations for both my and Brian’s birthdays in mid-December, I...
My cancer story part 17: birthday reflections

My cancer story part 17: birthday reflections

35, an unremarkable age for most, but for me, a milestone. There have been a number of times this year when I didn’t think I would make it to here; two near heart attacks, and a winter bug that made me critical ill given my vulnerable body and battered immune system....
Natural fruit jelly

Natural fruit jelly

These jellies are incredibly simple to make and are a great snack or dessert for the whole family. Don’t be put off by the agar flakes, a natural gelling agent made of a sea vegetable. They are found in most health food stores and a number of larger...
My cancer story part 16: an update and the future

My cancer story part 16: an update and the future

I was diagnosed with stage IV, terminal cancer over a year ago. At the time, it was devastating and shocking news, but I had huge faith that there would be a treatment I would respond well to, and, whilst maybe I wouldn’t ever be cancer free, I would be able to live...
My cancer story part 15: the cost of cancer

My cancer story part 15: the cost of cancer

Cancer has enormous costs, physically, emotionally and financially, and in this post I’m going to discuss the latter, because it’s a topic not discussed enough. But first, an update: Since receiving the news my treatment isn’t working, we’ve been exploring as many...