Going through cancer is one of the toughest things life can throw at you- both for the person going through it and their loved ones. However, maintaining a calm mindset as much as possible and stopping going negative thought spirals too often helps with the healing process. When I found myself getting anxious, I found […]

October 17, 2023

Dealing with Anxiety after Cancer

I’ve procrastinated over starting to post regularly again, as I’m worried about sharing my journey as it might be triggering or cause people to unsubscribe because I’m talking about having cancer and all that entails (but not only that!) Somehow when I was on chemo, I was happy to share – I think it was part […]

June 10, 2023

Changing the Narrative around a Cancer diagnosis

After getting the diagnosis back in July, literally the next day I started booking alternative healing treatments. And when I shared my news on Instagram, amazing women also stepped forward and gifted me their own modality of healing which was just incredible. Whilst no one would choose to be in this ‘Club’, the people I […]

October 12, 2022

Complementary therapies that have helped

Me at home

Following on from my last post, a LOT has happened and I’m not sure where to start with it all, but I wanted to put together a post to share the latest in this crazy journey I’m on. So just under 2 weeks after the operation, I had the follow up appointment with the consultant […]

September 15, 2022

Prepping for Chemotherapy

I’ve just come home after 5 nights in hospital. I was dreading taking the prep – basically really strong laxatives to clear your system out, but actually it wasn’t as bad as the stuff I had to take prior to the Colonoscopy- it was called Piccolax and whilst it did the job, it didn’t make […]

August 17, 2022

How Surgery Went

So much has happened since my last update… ALL the scans So I went back and had a few more scans- a special kind of CT Scan to zoom in on the area of the tumour (not a pleasant experience given where it is!) They have to inflate your colon with air to get a […]

August 15, 2022

More Scans and Surgery Booked In

What a week it’s been after my diagnosis last week. There are moments when it hits me like a tonne of bricks and moments when I feel almost normal. Such a surreal kind of experience. But I do have some good news- the surgery is going ahead this Tuesday as they had hoped. I had […]

August 5, 2022

Update on the Journey

Well this is a blog I honestly never thought I’d write. Where to start? It’s not easy especially as this kind of cancer isn’t exactly easy to talk about- as Deborah James describes it- it’s the brown cancer. I followed Deborah James and her journey with Bowel Cancer for years and always so admired her […]

August 2, 2022

Finding out I had Cancer – my journey so far