February 23, 2019

Okay, so it was 8 years ago today that I was given a breast cancer diagnosis. World tossed upside down and sent through a maze of emotions that I didn't know existed.

Looking back, I most likely overreacted to the initial diagnosis because it isn't until you face the wo...

February 22, 2018

It is exactly 7 years ago today that I was first diagnosed with breast cancer. 

I guess depending which way you look at it, it is either gosh how lucky that you are still here after 7 years – not everyone is so fortunate, or, that is a fair whack of time to be on the ca...

December 17, 2016

There is precisely 7 days before the big jolly one comes a calling.

My feelings about Christmas are not particularly set in a solid Christian stone, nor do I feel the need to chant “happy holidays” instead of Merry Christmas…my feelings at this time of year, this year,...

October 7, 2016

Today I woke to the news that Rebecca Wilson had passed away.  It was breast cancer and she was 54 years old.  I didn’t know Rebecca personally, however felt incredibly saddened and quite overwhelmed with grief.  I remember her as the feisty, yet humorous sports journa...

June 18, 2016

I realise that writing about cancer on my website designed for children's books is most likely out of place, irrelevant and perhaps unnecessary.  The urge to write however is strong and nagging…perhaps it is for my own therapeutic purpose or perhaps I feel the need to...

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