(My twin) Before ‘breast bubbles’ my family and I had a running joke that if I ever were to lose my hair, I would look like Dobby the House Elf from Harry Potter fame, due to my bulging eyes and moon-like face. ‘Hahahahahaaaa, yeah, Dobby. Good one’ I would chortle, imagining people running behind me throwing socks… Continue reading Let’s Talk About Hair
( This time exactly 365 days ago, a couple of days after the above picture was taken, I heard the words no-one ever wants to hear. After finding a small, gristly lump at the end of April I’d taken myself straight to my GP as I just ‘knew’ it was something – it felt very different from any of… Continue reading 12 Months On…
A story of positivity, life after breast cancer and learning to love the skin you’re in
If you’re a child of the 70’s or 80’s you’ll know immediately what the numbers above mean. For everyone else please read on. Before smart phones became a thing, kids had to use calculators for fun. Can you imagine that? No mobiles to communicate – we had to talk, write letters, use calculators… Believe it or not,… Continue reading 55378008
There are some people in life who knew EXACTLY who they were from the minute they were born. I’m not one of these people…
On the eve of turning 40 I’m feeling in a reflective mood. Turning another decade older seems to be a good opportunity to take stock of what I’ve done so far and to start planning what I’d like to achieve next. My 30’s seem to have disappeared into a haze of nappies, parents evenings, bath-times and house… Continue reading Surviving or Thriving?
There is nothing good about having cancer. It’s shit. It’s terrifying. It strips away everything you know about the world, your relationships, your career, yourself even, and leaves nothing but fear and uncertainty. The weekend I found my ‘lump’ was just like any other. It had been a warm sunny weekend and I’d been busy… Continue reading The Best Worst Thing That Ever Happened To Me