31 Dec 2018

2018 started with my mother seriously ill in hospital, with pneumonia then flu. She spent all of Christmas and New Year hospitalised so this was very much my focus as I entered 2018.

As 2018 departs, hospital is once again prominent, this time, it is me who is unwell, a...

1 Dec 2018

Two years ago, I attended a Being Together day organised by the brilliant charity, Target Ovarian Cancer. As well as finding out about latest research and treatments and attending workshops for useful stuff like the Emotional Freedom “tapping” technique, it was the fir...

17 Oct 2018

I am pleased to report that I am finally back on track after three months feeling less than royal.  It is the first time since diagnosis, just over two years ago, that I had fully succumbed to the effects and ravages of treatment to the point that I no longer felt like...

15 Sep 2018

I have just listened to the most recent podcast of You, Me and the Big C, the final one featuring the broadcaster Rachael Bland before her untimely death on 5 September.

I was late to the You, Me and the Big C party but instantly felt a connection to the three presenter...

4 Sep 2018

The Princess has not put pen to paper for a while? Why, I hear you ask?

Well, about 6 weeks ago, the Princess was consumed by big, hairy ogre called Fatigue, that’s why. And he continues to consume the Princess on a daily basis.
 

The ogre appeared when the Princess s...

14 Aug 2018

SEX...something that is furthest from my mind at the moment.

For those of you who know me well, this will surprise you.

However, cancer has changed the way I view sex, my appetite for it and even how the act itself is performed.
 

I am suffering with unbelievable fatig...

25 Jul 2018

What is it like to live with the knowledge that the disease, illness or condition you have may reduce your life expectancy?

I can only speak for being given a cancer diagnosis, but I imagine the same is true for other life-limiting or life-threatening conditions such as...

30 Jun 2018

Today marks the two year anniversary since I was sliced open, had my reproductive organs removed and was found to have “disease in my womb, ovaries, fallopian tubes and omentum”.

This was a bit of a shock but I couldn’t take in the news fully as I was high on a combinat...

9 May 2018

Three words 

Nine letters 

So many meanings 

"How are you?" is a standard greeting but when you have a life-limiting condition, what are the rules for answering this simple question?

In the UK, one of the most common way of greeting someone both at an informal le...

24 Apr 2018

I have made no secret of the fact I dislike being referred to as a “cancer warrior” and it upsets me when I hear people refer to my cancer “battle”. 

It's a personal thing and I know a lot of people with cancer insist on being known as such.  The English lang...

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