A ONE-year-old BABY BOY has DIED along with four other people following a car CRASH in SHEFFIELD. I find myself struck with emotion as I hear a radio report on the 7 o clock news. I am preparing Saturday night dinner but I feel queasy and eating suddenly seems less appealing. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-south-yorkshire-46163962 Last night, in … More life is a lottery.
Last year I could not be arsed with trick or treaters. I was beginning to feel like the walking dead. I put it down to new motherhood and a three month old sucking the life out of my breasts. I was also run down with what seemed to be the start of a cold … More Halloween one year on and a hell of a time in-between!
And so another six months has gone by since the end of chemotherapy and what would have been just an average and parochial trip to the supermarket when my Consultant called to say ‘we are very happy with the scan. It looks like an all clear.’ Those words turned the mundane in to a monumental … More Six month post-chemo scan and scanxiety
It can be difficult to find the space to write when you have a determined toddler who persists on using you as his human climbing frame. He is also wonderfully curious about everything I do; every object I touch, even the most mundane fascinates him. This said; I am going to try my best to … More Continuing my blog and creative nourishment.
Whilst receiving my chemo cocktail in the Chatsfield suites at DRI, one of the lovely nurses approached me with a leaflet about an organisation called the Willow Foundation. She told me that they organise UK based holidays or ‘special days’ for young adults (16-40 years old) who are facing serious illness. I certainly don’t feel … More Getting back to what matters-Thank You Willow Foundation
I struggle at times to be mindful. As much as I try, it is hard not to worry about the future, past troubles can bother me sometimes too. Today was a perfect Sunday because I just felt this sense of ease, an inner happiness and thankfulness for the simple things in life. I … More A lovely, spontaneous Sunday.
In some ways, at times, I’ve found the time after treatment and getting what looks like the ‘all clear’ more challenging. I’ve read this is common place. I think it hits you more in the time after, the time when people think you must be feeling on top of the world and that you’ll never … More Jumping at my own shadow.