(I don’t look like this any more but I’m too vain to change it)

Hi, I’m Jo.

Aged very nearly 40 with the wrinkles and (very short) grey hairs to prove it.

I have 4 children – 3 hormonal girls and 1 very busy little boy who likes to randomly scream. I also have a husband.

In 2016 I was diagnosed with a stage 1a grade 3 breast cancer. I was very lucky to have caught it early (#coppafeel). I decided to have a double mastectomy and reconstruction, which was followed by 3 sessions of chemotherapy.

I was told chemo was do-able, they were right but I don’t want to do it again.

We’re all now just trying to get our lives back on track. Slowly. One day at a time.

I’m hoping this blog will be a bit of an outlet. You see, I’ve always worried about getting cancer and when I did my life all became a bit surreal. I’m still not sure how I feel about it all but am hoping that through the process of writing about it (and other stuff of course) I’ll start to heal.

Please feel free to ask questions and add comments.

Jo x