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....
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...
My cancer story, part 13: It’s a waiting game

My cancer story, part 13: It’s a waiting game

It’s a waiting game this cancer; waiting for the next scan, the next results, waiting to see how the next round of treatment makes me feel, waiting to see what the next hurdle is that lands me in A&E (no doubt at a weekend, it’s always at the weekend!) And waiting...