Cancer really is a bitch… But thanks for all your help along the way . . . .

It has been a lifetime since my last blog post. When I started writing I always said I would only do it when it felt right and I had something to say. I’m not sure where to begin but mothers day seems like a good start. My life long friends would know my mother and I had a tempestuous relationship when I was a teenager. … Continue reading Cancer really is a bitch… But thanks for all your help along the way . . . .

My Story for Cervical Cancer Awareness Week

This week is Cervical Cancer Awareness week so I thought I would tell my story again and how I ended up sitting in my sitting room writing about how I at 35 have terminal Cervical Cancer. I wrote the above last week but unfortunately I have been extremely unwell I got my very first smear after my son Séamus was born in 2006 I was 20. … Continue reading My Story for Cervical Cancer Awareness Week

Cancer and Christmas

Happy New Years.. It is hard to imagine but I have actually had one of the best Christmas’s ever. And the reason.. my family. We managed to celebrate together. I got to cook dinner, (with a lot of help obviously) Last night because my brother is home from Canada we decided to celebrate my parents 40th wedding anniversary together and ring in the new year. … Continue reading Cancer and Christmas

How many times in life do you think you can physically feel your heart break? This evening was one of the strongest chest pains ever. Life is so fucking unfair and I feel like going back for a reshuffle.

As I’ve mentioned I’m having issues getting Séamus to school. The rushes are blessed with very reactive stomachs and obviously this is one trait Séamus got too. When we are stressed or worried we get such upset stomachs you’d swear it was food poisoning or the bad dose (doing the rounds). But no we are internalizing everything until we make ourselves physically sick. The problem … Continue reading How many times in life do you think you can physically feel your heart break? This evening was one of the strongest chest pains ever. Life is so fucking unfair and I feel like going back for a reshuffle.

Happy Friday Everyone…I won’t lie, I struggle to tell the difference it’s been that long since I was in working.

Firstly just a reminder to check your bits, women your boobs, glands… Boys your penis and balls (not sure how I feel about typing that .. that’s the catholic school girl in me ). Stay on top of the smears, bowel checks, mammograms, colposcopes and any other tests going. They help. Yes I know nothing is perfect but as tesco says would say every little … Continue reading Happy Friday Everyone…I won’t lie, I struggle to tell the difference it’s been that long since I was in working.

Introducing the new me and what I would tell the pre cancer me

It’s been a couple of months since my last post, when I shared the good news the treatment for my cervical cancer had worked and I was clear from cancer. It’s a weird one.. I need to be absolutely delighted to be cancer free when in fact I don’t think I fully processed getting the cancer diagnosis or the fact that I lived away from … Continue reading Introducing the new me and what I would tell the pre cancer me