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…

Teeth talk time

I thought it really was about time I did a teeth update. So I’ve been going in to trial some teeth to see how they will look. A couple of weeks ago I went in ready to try some teeth on for size, I sat in the chair, and I put the teeth in. Now…

The joy of ongoing appointments

I was talking to someone the other day who was saying that going back to the Macmillan Cancer Centre for appointments is something she fears and finds upsetting. And I get it, there can be a certain sense of PTSD with these things, and constant reminders of the trauma isn’t necessarily what you want. But…

The next page in the teeth story…

I had another appointment with the teeth man today. Actually at the moment it’s the teeth woman. She’s working with me to see if we can make a temporary denture-type thing for the time being, before we start looking at implants. Today it was to see if something will fit in my mouth and to…

Happy World Mental Health Day.

In fact without realising in advance, I had an appointment to see my psychologist on World Mental Health day. That’s nice. My mental health is ok. It’s not great but it’s ok. Some days I want to hang out with people, taking my mind off things and creating fun memories. Other times I just want…

Monday Monday Monday

And not just any Monday, but one that had the potential to hold news about small white things that go in your mouth and help with things like talking, eating and generally living. Yes. Teeth. After weeks (months overall!!! 7 in fact!) of waiting and chasing, I finally got the call I had been waiting…

Always in my thoughts, now more than ever…

Yesterday my dear friend Katie started whole brain radiation (Canada Katie – we shall refer to her as Canada Katie, as she is an entirely different person from my long time friend Katie who came to visit from Australia a couple of months ago and we don’t want to give that Katie cancer by way…