[CANCER] So, is it all over then? You’re all right now, then? #BreastCancer #OneYearOn

So, here we are, a year on from the official diagnosis of Breast Cancer (looking back at some lovely responses to the first tweet about it, although I'd already been quite overwhelmed by the 'hugs' etc via Facebook even earlier). I decided quite early on that I was going to use social media and blogging to talk about what was happening, even if I never expected to use the word 'breast' quite so many times…

[LIFE] Greenbelt #GB18

Last year's Greenbelt was held in between the week of the identification of 'suspicious cells' and confirmation of breast cancer. It was also very sunny - so was quite a different one for me - I spent a lot of it sitting on the bank in the sunshine, talking to friends, and contemplating life. So it's was quite 'interesting' to go back this year knowing that nearly a full year has passed - and a…

[CANCER] DEXA Scan Complete

The combination of endocrinology drugs that I'm on - tamoxifen and Zoladex at the moment, swapping to exestemene (sp?) in 6-7 weeks, means that I'm being pushed into an early menopause, with consequent risks of Osteoporosis. Today, therefore, I had a baseline scan on my bone strength. I've been told these are typically every 2 years now... The first appointment was slap bang in the middle of a big meeting at work that I couldn't…

[CANCER] Endocrine Therapy: Tamoxifen & Zoladex #BreastCancer #WaitingRoomFeet

I'm super tired. Today was the day that I start on another round of treatment, an injection to be had every 28 days, known as Zoladex (I'd been sent a leaflet by Breast Cancer Care to read a couple of weeks ago). My cancer is fed by oestrogen and progesterone, so my oncologist wants it out of my system as much as possible: although the chemo will apparently already have 'aged my ovaries', I'm still young…

[DIGITAL] Bless and Block the Trolls #BlessandBlock

Yesterday, after being on BBC Breakfast, as expected, I received a couple of negative comments about my weight (particularly aware because of my involvement in Beyond Chocolate, and the #HAES hashtag). Despite so many positive comments any time I appear on TV, I still remember that when I was on The One Show, sat next to Mel Giedroyc, and someone tweeted that 'Sue Perkins next to her seems to have porked out somewhat'. People need…