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Life can change in the blink of an eye…

Today is Breast Cancer Awareness Day. Wear it Pink….pink wigs, tutus, legging makeup, underwear… I used to love everything pink. But Cancer is NOT Pink and Fluffy. Breast Cancer is NOT the ‘good’ one. It strips you of all femininity… Life changes forever for you and your loved ones. Know your body, its the only […]

Time to Think Positively…

When I started this blog I had a well-structured, handwritten timetable of how I wanted to post (alongside new highlighters to make it look pretty). My energy and enthusiasm for wanting to share my cancer experience drove me. So why after just 12 posts do I find it so hard to find the words? Today […]

Cancer DOES define me…

One thing that has played on my mind a lot recently, is hearing people say they won’t let cancer define them. I really can see why they say this, but for me I think it has to. It came in and changed my life and made me sit back and think about what is important […]

Me and My Gin…

We needed a hobby, something that we both enjoyed…I am not sure how we got to it but we decided on Gin Tasting…and I’m glad we did.

Starting Chemo…#falling off the cliff

If being diagnosed with cancer had seemed a scary word then chemotherapy was off the scale. The first few weeks after diagnosis were filled with scans/appointments/results. The plan seemed to keep changing and we were filled with frustration. It had taken a lot out of me to accept that I was going to have a […]

Falling off the cliff…

The best analogy I’ve heard about cancer treatment has to be likening diagnosis to falling off a cliff. Little did in know at the beginning how true it was… Often (but not always) when someone is given cancer diagnosis they are actually not feeling ill at all, especially with advances on scanning and medical investigations. […]

One Step at a Time…

My confidence quickly deteriorated though when there was a hive of activity of people going into the consultants room where I was going to be seen. A big folder, well that couldn’t be for me- I had only had the one appointment so far. One of the nurses kept popping in and out, then eventually […]

Just a thought…

Last year I was obsessed with the idea of my own funeral. Not in a morbid way, just what would it be like? Who would be there? I had moved far away from my family so everyone would have to travel…I felt bad about that. Would the day be sunny or rainy? Cancer plays games […]

Back to the Beginning…

Its hard sometimes to remember a life Before Cancer. In the summer of 2018 I was 47 and starting to enjoy life with my new husband and our puppy.

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Every Day is Mother’s Day….

Mothers day when we were little was so simple, cards made at school, usually with paper flowers, we used to go to church and they would give us daffodils to give to our mums. When my kids were young it was starting to get more commercialised but there was no social media. I remember the […]

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Thank-you Cancer…

Mid-Life Cancer Crisis is my blog about my life after Breast Cancer diagnosis in October 2018. What I learnt very quickly is that everyone’s experience of this horrible disease is completely different, so this is just my way of trying to make some sense of everything that has happened. So before I go back to […]