If you’ve been wondering why I haven’t posted for a bit…

Well… I guess I’ll jump straight into telling you. It’s because I’ve been launching an album. Would you like to listen to it? Because you can, here: Thank you for listening! Honestly, I can’t tell you how much it means, how much I appreciate every listen. To think my music is making its way around…

Cancer Camaraderie

I’ve seen the movies, I’ve read the books. The ones where people get cancer and along with it, get a video montage of treatment, complete with vomiting into buckets, along with a cool club of people who all hang out together getting pumped full of chemicals. They may shave each other’s heads, they may choreograph…

28 down, 2 to go…

I’ve had the trifecta now, haven’t I – chemo, radiotherapy and surgery. Though of course, now we know the nuances of cancer treatment, we’ve learned that there are loads of other weird and wonderful things like immunotherapy and TKIs and probably lots of other stuff. Some of which I’ll hopefully find out about. Options, options….

Owning narratives, dodging questions…

I had a strange conversation with one of the people on the mask and sanitise station at the door of the hospital today. It went like this.Me: Hi, how are you.Him: Eye.Me: Sorry?Him: Eyes. (He then takes this moment to point at my face)Me: Um… Eyes?Him: What happened to yours? Why do you wear this?…

Hugs and panics and music and visits and everything in between

If you’ll cast your mind back for a moment with me, let’s take a momentary hop, skip and a jump back a couple of months to my adventures in Edinburgh. I had such a fantastic time, but as you’ll remember, it was a lot and there were some quite difficult moments, for a multitude of…

Taking back control…

Well… following on from yesterday’s post and all the strange official things that are apparently up to me to make decisions for – whether I get access to a certain type of treatment I’m hopefully eligible for and am desperate to have at some point, and then also when I have it; during radio, after…

If You Want To…

So I have these ‘treatment reviews’ every few days listed on my schedule. My paper schedule that I must not lose, that they keep adding to each Friday with my zapping dates for the following week. The wording on my schedule says ‘we will aim to see you prior to your treatment in the head…

What a time to be alive, so they say…

On this blog there are ‘categories’. I wouldn’t expect you to know this, I often forget to even use them. I doubt any of you use them, but they’re there. And I make them for different sections and the idea is that I tag different posts with the same tag to group them. I guess…

Battles… won, I guess!

On Monday I got a message from Rosa saying she was free tomorrow and would I like some company for my zapping? Yes, I would. So off we went. I’d cancelled the dreaded hospital transport so I could walk in, because I was having a call with my bestie in Sydney. So I walked down…

Heading into my first full week…

When I was maybe 16, we spent New Year’s Eve in Napier, New Zealand. A lot of my family are Kiwis so it was the place we went for all our holidays, visiting them all. It’s a pretty nice place, which has been good to me over the years and I’ve had many amazing adventures…