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


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.

Squids, Hugs & Pugs

Last night I went to bed with a smile on my face, breathing out a sigh of pure contentment, because I felt normal. And I felt fantastic.

The Princess and the Pee

This morning was tough, but tonight I am feeling brighter. I woke up, bleary eyed and nervous at half past six because today was the day they were taking my catheter out.


Wahoooooo!! I am home!! 

Post-Op Reflections

It has taken me a long time to be able to write this post, and although for the first eight days this was due to me being physically unable, for the majority of the time since leaving intensive care it has been because, each time I have picked up my tablet, mentally I have been…read more

Coming soon…

Good news! The op went well and I am finally out of intensive care.

Welcome to Stanmore

This post starts exactly as my first one did, but with a much grumpier me. I am lying in bed, trying to write this blog and trying even harder not to feel pissed.

How Things Really Went Down

Following a conversation a couple of days ago about my blog and my experiences, I felt I really needed to write this post. The particular person I spoke to raised some incredibly good points (kudos to them) and after our discussion I took this message away: that because I was retelling my story, and was…read more

How (NOT) To Get Diagnosed

  Welcome to this segment, A Brief History of Beth, where I will talk you through my not very brief history of cancer.