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Two Books That Helped Me Through A Cancer Relapse

Just a short post today on two books that I was very thankful for as I went through a Hodgkin's Lymphoma relapse earlier this year. God on Mute by Pete Grieg Going through cancer for the second time has brought new thoughts to my mind in comparison to being a twenty-something student who had lymphoma… Continue reading Two Books That Helped Me Through A Cancer Relapse

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The Mustard Seed Mum: When Grief Catches Up With You

I cried in a café. It caught me completely off guard. But that's grief for you. It turns up when it wants to with no warning - and apparently with no tissues. As I was waiting for my husband to finish ordering, I sat down at a table with some shopping bags. We were kid… Continue reading The Mustard Seed Mum: When Grief Catches Up With You

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5 reflections from my hospital bed

In the last few months I have spent some time in hospital as an inpatient. The first time I was in for just over two weeks in April for my stem cell transplant. The second was for a couple of days or so in June as I had pneumonia. As my immune system was weakened… Continue reading 5 reflections from my hospital bed

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The Hardest Post

It's a Sunday afternoon with the clearest of blue skies, a breeze that rustles through the trees and the sense that this summer will be better than the last. Lockdowns became a catalyst for breakdowns of relationships, the mind, the body and much more. There was so much loss felt in 2020 by so many.… Continue reading The Hardest Post

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The Shadow

I'm going to try and keep this short. We're all busy people these days, aren't we? There's so much I could say, but right now, I just don't have the time or the right words to say. In a nutshell, I am experiencing my first recognisable battle in the mind. I say 'recognisable' because I… Continue reading The Shadow

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Life’s Tough Decisions And Why I’m Looking Up

Hello dearest followers of my wacky yet wonderful blog posts! I have not written for a while because I have been busy visiting friends for a week, working and anticipating the results of the end of my chemotherapy. So apologies, but I am back with a lot to say as always! Chemotherapy outcome Firstly, I… Continue reading Life’s Tough Decisions And Why I’m Looking Up

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Have I Got News For You

Hey everyone! I feel it has been far too long since I've updated this blog, much to my annoyance as I would love to write every day, but there hasn't been much to share. Until now! There is a saying that once you hit rock bottom, the only way is up. Recently I felt like… Continue reading Have I Got News For You

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Microwaves, Take That and Sssshhh!

It's been two days since chemotherapy. I was so tired yesterday. I blame one of my anti-sickness pills. It can knock me out cold. I fell asleep in the chair when having the chemo - that's how good it is! Anyways, my neck, shoulders and back feel like they are on fire. My legs felt… Continue reading Microwaves, Take That and Sssshhh!