Op number 8

Hi everyone. This is Beth’s mum and I’m writing on behalf of Beth to let you know what’s been going on. She doped up to the eyeballs on opiates and is pretty incoherent. She has asked me to pen something to fill you in on the last few months.

Poems for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month: 2) Jade

This is the only blog post I have ever cried at, both writing and reading. It does not get any easier to read through each time, and I must have read through it at least a hundred times by now. It is difficult to believe Jade has gone, and before all this it would have…read more

Poems for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month: 1) Me

As my lovely mummy said in her post a few days ago, September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. I have been woefully silent for a few months, but it is extra woeful (no idea if that makes sense?  Right now it is too late for words and meds are taking effect!!)  to be silent now we…read more

A Mum’s Eye View

On June 24th 2015, life changed as we knew it. That was our very own D day- diagnosis day. The day the world came crashing down, the day our lives changed, the day I changed. Beth’s sarcoma brought feelings and emotions into our lives that no family should have to endure. Watching your child, your…read more

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.

CHEMO: The Great Eggscape

Last Halloween, whilst my friends were out partying and kids in costume were stalking the streets, I lay in a hospital bed. The night before I had undergone an ovarian transposition, an operation that I talk about in the post that I wrote that night, which you can find here. I will be chatting a…read more

Return From Jacksonville

I wrote this post in Jacksonville and Charlotte airports, the day we returned home to England. I was saddened to leave, and in this post I will take you through my last minute thoughts about our departure.

SWEET ‘N’ SOUR

I had at least ten different topics set up for me to write about today, all far more intelligent and interesting than this one, but unfortunately, thanks to an uncomfortable shopping experience in Kilwins, St John’s Town Centre, Jacksonville, which led to a furious and loud car ride home, with lots of swearing, they had…read more

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.