I’m Back! And straight back into it…

So I am back in London! I managed to get a flight. We’re in lockdown now, which is interesting. It’s definitely a whole different vibe over here to what it was in Australia. But it’s nice to be home. Straight back into scans to check out what’s going on in my face. Life is a…

Osteosarcoma, eh?

So… Osteosarcoma… You know it. Otherwise known as bone cancer, it’s most often found in young boys, dogs and the occasional polar bear. And me, of course. Well the latest news is that it’s been found that dinosaurs had it too – they found a fossil of a strange looking bone that was originally thought…

Surgery! Oh, not surgery. Teeth? Same teeth.

I used to love my dainty little teeth, my teeth were probably my favourite thing about me, my favourite physical characteristic. I’d loved my braces, I loved my teeth. I’d always had it drilled in to me (excuse the pun) how teeth are one of the most important things to how you look. And now…

Revamp

I’ve been having appointments every week or two, working on my final set of teeth. Between going to see my implants team and going to see the people at the lab and tweaking and fine tuning, we’ve been getting close to the final set. Colour matching was a fun exercise, think Pantone colour wheel but…

I FOUND MY BLOOD TAKING SOULMATE (now, if only I knew his name…)

On the first morning of my stay, I overheard the nurses talking about me when doing the handover. ‘She didn’t complain about pain last night but she did this morning’ Well I just said ‘could I have a paracetamol please’ but ok… And the reason I didn’t ‘complain’ last night because I was naughty and…

The longest night

By day the ward is a living, jovial, caring, nurturing, happy space. By night it turns into an unforgiving beast. By day the nurses are your compatriots, your friends. They sort things out for you, they bring pain relief, they bring smiles, laughs. By night they feel like overlords, snatching you unceremoniously from precious sleep…

Being back in hospital…

When I was at home over the last few days before coming in, with this ever swelling face, I was stressed about how I ‘should’ be, or the things I ‘should’ be doing. I’ve got an event to get to but I’m not feeling well enough. Am I going to be well enough to go…

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…

Teeeeefff

So last week I went in to see my implants dream team for a quick check up to see how things are going. It was to be something like a 30min appointment and then off I would go to work on time. Well, the Gods of healing and spontaneity obviously had other plans. That’s a…