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Life on the cancer rollercoaster.

Life on the cancer rollercoaster.

Well, one thing is for sure, and that is my new life is never boring! If my old life had gone to plan, I would be retired now, looking for something to fill up my time. We were going to do a lot of travelling, and discover new things. Well, I haven’t really succeeded with the travelling, but I have certainly discovered many new things that fill up my time! With cancer as your life partner, anything can happen, so making too many plans is not really easy. In my own instance, I have had pretty much continual treatment for nearly seven years, some routine, and some urgently required, and it has been very difficult to know from day to day, what to expect with my health. Even making social

How has cancer changed you?

How has cancer changed you?

“I am now on the other side of treatment. My hair is coming back, much different than it was before, but beautiful. However my body will never be the same. The things that will never be the same are not things people can see, but I know.  My experience with cancer from watching my mother and sister die to surviving my own has made me a much more confident person.  When I lost my breasts and all my body hair I felt androgynous.  I hated looking at myself, but I have a wonderful husband who through comic relief made me feel better about myself.  I know not everyone has this positive reinforcement. You have to reach deep inside to find what is important and fight.  My breasts and hair do

” Am I boring without my cancer? “

" Am I boring without my cancer? "

Firstly, I would like to say that it is not me asking the above question! This came from one of my followers on Twitter, and it got me thinking. The reason that tweet had been sent, was they had found that since they were in remission, and treatment had finished, the amount of followers they had was rapidly decreasing. They had very quickly put the two things together and made that assumption. That then made me wonder, and I looked at my own life since cancer, and many other people that I know, both personally, and via social media. In several of my previous posts, particularly ‘my name is not cancer,’ I have talked about the fact that whether we like it or not, we tend to be seen as that

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