In 2014 I was diagnosed with inflammatory myofibroblastomic tumours in my uterus (a rare form of womb cancer). In June this year I had a total hysterectomy, and have been recovering my life ever since. Before my hysterectomy I was put on a hormone treatment (zoladex) for 4 months which was unfortunately unsuccessful. This plummeted [...]
Self Care: so much more than being healthy
Self-care, not to be mistaken for ‘self-love’ (a common mistake of my male friends): ‘actions that individuals take for themselves, on behalf of and with others in order to develop, protect, maintain and improve their health, wellbeing or wellness’. Sounds fab right! As a young adult on treatment for a tumour it is certainly something [...]
The Importance of Being Active with Cancer
Exercise has a huge range of benefits, both physically and mentally. This is something everyone is aware of and in recent years there has been a huge push in getting more people active. Yet there is still a damaging misconception that people with cancer need to rest up and take it easy. The benefits of exercise [...]
The Big Learning Curve; what cancer has taught me so far.
Cancer has taught me a lot, I have probably grown as a person more in the last four months than at any other point in my life. A silver lining I would happily do without but a silver lining none the less. I would love to write of novel ideas and revelations that blow your [...]