What the experts say…

There’s a lot of terminology used when it comes to cancer and I think a lot of us are left to piece together the jargon with the help of Google in order to try and make sense of our condition…

The slightly harrowing lead up to my diagnosis…

Something I haven’t written about here yet is how it came to my attention that there was something wrong with me. I know I’ve spoken about a dental specialist breaking the news of the big C-A-N-C-E-R word to me, and I obviously have a big lump on my face. But it had to start somewhere….

All the tests…

So today was MRI, Ultrasound and CT scan. I didn’t find the MRI bad at least. Before starting, they had to put a cannula in my arm. She said I had ‘well used veins’ and I wondered if she thought I was a drug addict. She then asked if I’d had a lot of blood tests…

When you first find out about chemo…

So yesterday was fun. Turns out I need chemotherapy. And then surgery. Chemo is going to be… insane. I start with a one-off session of three full days, then I have three weeks off for my body to build back up again. And then I start my cycles – four days a week for three…

First meeting with the Oncologist

Today I’m meeting with my oncologist. He’s a specialist in rare sarcomas. That’s good, I feel! I’m not sure what he’s going to say to me. I’m taking my boyfriend along for moral support. On Monday I have all my scans – CT, MRI and an ultrasound, and we’ll find if it’s spread to my…

So… Apparently I have Cancer

There’s no point in beating around the bush, yesterday a dental specialist told me I have cancer in my jaw. Bone cancer. Sarcoma. I literally have no idea what that is. He apologised a lot and kept asking if I wanted to ask him questions. I didn’t know what to ask him. He seemed very…