Cancerversaries

Anniversaries. I’ve never been very good at them. Birthdays, yes. I love birthdays. But anniversaries of things, less-so (I don’t make a very good partner, for example). I just live too much in the now and don’t spend time dwelling on the past. Though I must say that every year I smile to myself when…

The Lucy Effect

Through the whole cancer thing, we cling to the idea of options. As long as there are options, it’ll be fine. Things don’t necessarily go according to plan, which is something that is terrifying at the time because no one explains to you at the beginning that it’s common, and usually that’s fine, there are…

International Women’s Day

I realise I’m slightly behind the ball with this, as normal, but I have a few things to say about International Women’s Day. I know this isn’t strictly cancer related, but it is life-with-cancer related (because it’s related to all life!) and my tribe of girls I have found through cancer are just amazing, I…

Talking about cancer…..

You may have already seen, you may not have – Macmillan have recently launched a campaign centred around discussing cancer and moving away from using the standard cliches. They got a whole lot of people together who have/had cancer to read out some common reactions we all tend to get from people and then react…

Well… Here we are again…

Well it’s that time of year again, isn’t it. Is it? Really? Like really?! Every year actually is shorter than the last, right? It’s not just me who looks back and wonders where the year has gone…? Though to be fair I suppose a lot has happened to me in the past year. On New…

They say it’s my birthday…

So I turned 31. That’s a thing. I remember when I was a teenager thinking 31 was positively ancient. In fact, I have friends in their twenties and they think 31 is old. ‘Oh but you don’t seem like you’re 31’ they’ll say. What does 31 seem like? I must admit I do tend to…

On the Fringe…

I went to the Edinburgh Fringe festival a couple of weekends ago with my dear friend Shiri. It was brilliant. We caught up with Katie’s (my bestie who was visiting recently) friend Sam who I met while Katie was here and I loved her so we’re friends now. She’s an actress and we caught her…

New Year updates

Now that all of the excitement of Christmas is over and my parents are gone, it’s time to do some reflecting. December was a big month. I turned 30, I had the worst few weeks of my life health wise (physical and mental health) when I was feeling so terrible and going through so much…

Trex week wrap up

This week I met with a 4th year medical student who needed someone to use for a case study. You mean I can be the centre of attention and talk about myself? Oh ok! He was nice. We had fun. I’ll see him again sometime. On Thursday I stopped in to grab my lunch at…

I never thought I would get cancer

Of course I didn’t, who does. But now it is just a part of my life. Only for a short time, I hope, I desperately hope it doesn’t come back again. But here we are. But it’s ok, I don’t really mind much. Seriously. Everyone else seems to mind a lot more than I do….