Meet the Superheroes of the (cancer) storm

There are heroes and then there are superheroes. Here are 3 of them. When someone receives a cancer diagnosis, it’s not a singular personal thing. It’s a collective blow. A shared shock. A rabbit in the headlights jump start for the patient and their nearest and dearest. Over the last year or so, it’s become […]

10 Blisteringly marvellous things to say when Cancer or other life-changing diseases are in the mix

Following on from my last post regarding what not to say to someone with cancer (or any other life-changing disease) the obvious continuation is what to say, so here it is folks. And the first thing I have to recommend is that in many ways there is no recommendation, no formulaic 6-point plan or a […]

10 things not to say to someone battling and fighting their way through their journey with Cancer

Every so often I love Twitter; the art of trying to capture something smart and snappy in 140 characters. It’s not for everyone and not all tweets hit the sweet spot but many do. I love the conversational nature of it; the fact that you can make a statement or ask a question and in […]

Dear Daddy, a letter from your newborn son

Well only one thing dominates this post- the birth of our first grandchild. New life. A positive pointer in the right direction. To celebrate his arrival and the evolving parent, grandparent and great-grandparenthood in progress I thought I’d repost a blog I wrote a little while ago. You’ll soon see why it’s so relevant. Welcome […]

For #TeamPositive read ‘Altered Concentration’

I’m clear that I’m piecing myself back together and I’ve realised that the jigsaw is a different to the one I was so familiar with before. There are some new pieces, some missing and the picture that I’m trying to complete keeps changing. I’m also clear that this is also true for others and their […]

1st Year #Cancerversary

So exactly one year ago today I received my cancer diagnosis. 1 year, 12 months, 52 weeks, 365 days, 8760 hours, 525,600 minutes and 31,536,000 seconds worth of cancer. I’m not who I was this time last year and my family are forever changed too. But, as the saying goes ‘Life goes on’. There’s only […]

If we were having coffee………

…..…I’d tell you that today is exactly one year since I had a routine mammogram that flagged up that something was amiss. I’d mention when you asked that no, the mammogram didn’t spot the cancer that was growing inside me but it did pick up a cyst and that was enough to raise the red […]