Feeling Fabulous!

Over the past twelve weeks I have been going from strength to strength. I have not posted on this blog for a ridiculousy long time, and I am sorry for that. The good thing, however, is that whereas my absence is normally a sign of me being unwell and feeling super crappy, now it is…read more

Abscess All Areas

  Apart from this introduction, I actually wrote this blog entry quite a while ago, but could not get it up when I wanted to, when I was still in hospital. I’m so much stronger now and am finally getting back to doing things that seem normal, which is just the best feeling. It has,…read more

So we thought it was over…

This post is a repeat of what I posted on Facebook on Wednesday, for those of you who do not like the Tumour Has It Facebook page. Apologies for not posting it on here sooner…. I’ve been pretty silent since my last blog, despite promising to write more often. Unfortunately it is because things have…read more

Out from Hospital, Into the World

On Saturday I was discharged from UCLH, after spending a total of nearly six weeks in hospital. This was, without a doubt, the most traumatic admission of them all, in many ways equalling my three week stay in Stanmore when I had my spinal surgery.

Emergency Admission

I wrote this a few days ago, just after I was transferred to UCLH. This is the first post for a while, and it is likely to be the last for a while longer. As you may or may not be aware, I have been in hospital for the past two weeks after being admitted with…read more

Amy’s* Blog

This is a guest post written by a lovely lady called Amy*, about her experiences of having to deal with strangers’ intrusions in relation to her health difficulties.

Mental Health / Mental Hell

I’m aware that I haven’t posted for a long while, and a lot of you are probably in the dark about exactly where I am in my treatment now. Well, unfortunately this post isn’t going to go into much depth about my treatment and how it itself is going, because for me right now there…read more

Constipation For The Nation

Hallelujiah, thank the Lord, it is finally Thursday! The big day has arrived, the day I have been looking forward to for God knows how long. Why has this day been marked on the calendar for so long, I hear you ask? Well, why don’t you fathom a guess. Is it: I’m finally heading out,…read more

WTF CHEMO, WTF

I started this post a week after my first round of chemo, but didn’t get too far. In fact, the whole thing was comprised of only the words in the title of this post, and remained stuck like that for another week. WTF CHEMO, WTF

Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow

Yesterday I shaved my head and I gotta say, I must be hair to the throne, ‘cause I’m feelin’ like a princess.

Graduation!

  After a total of 34 treatments, 25 radiotherapy and 9 proton, I have finally finished the second of my three stages of treatment. I have finally graduated from UF Proton!

Flashback to Surgery

I had written a post about being scared and I was putting the final touches to it, getting some photos when the craziest thing happened. Yes that’s right, you might have guessed it: I got scared!

Putting the Rad in Radiation

  Yesterday I finished my course of 24 radiotherapy treatments. Today I begin my course of 9 proton treatments.

Carpe Diem – Seize the Day!

When I look back, when I replay the years, I wonder to myself what are the things that have meant something special.

A Brit’s First Encounter of Thanksgiving

After we found out that I would be able to come to Jacksonville for proton therapy, the initial celebration gave way to grumpiness on my part as I realised that we would be away for the holidays. I am someone who likes my Christmas the same every single year. We go downstairs at the same…read more

Bootyshake

I haven’t posted in this section for quite a while, so I figured you must all be on tenterhooks waiting to hear about the super embarrassing thing that happened during one of my osteopathy sessions. Well, I have one word for you: bootyshake… Bootyshake is not supposed to be what you do in an osteopathy…read more

S.A.R.C.O.M.A

Give me an S! Give me an A! Give me the rest of the letters in SARCOMA! And what do you get?! A pesky little cancer that grows in soft and connective tissues and nerves! Yes, that’s right, today’s post will be all about sarcoma!