[CANCER] Trying to find ‘the new normal’

When it looked like it was 'back to normal' last year, even though I was already being tested for the forthcoming secondary diagnosis, of course I very much hoped that it wouldn't be that ... but it was, and it's been a hard year trying to come to terms with what at times truly feels like a 'life-limiting disease' in the widest sense ... Operation Ovaries I got my stable scan about a month ago,…

[LIFE] Wild Swimming and FEELING ALIVE. Yes, I am #BusyLivingWithMets

So, I've been feeling quite overwhelmed by life, work and everything at the moment, but got the chance to take some time out Thursday evening/Friday morning, courtesy of Kate's great organising skills, and the company of Johnny, Stuart et al ... This was our faces after our first dip:   View this post on Instagram   On a mini road trip with @revkatebottley for a bit of #DalesDipping. Feeling ALIVE!! We’ve another dip to come…

[CANCER] The Sound of Silence

I have been quite silent about cancer on this blog for a while ... in fact the last one was when I was feeling super bleak about everything - I wanted to check out of life, work, everything ... fortunately I had four weeks of annual leave booked and some life renewing time with friends. I’ve been far too tired to blog (and my laptop is misbehaving too, so which doesn’t help)... but I do…

[CANCER] Feeling all the Feels? #BreastCancer #BusyLivingWithMets

So, it's been four days since the diagnosis. Overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and support from others, and the anger that others have AT cancer on my behalf, those not expecting too many replies, take time to read the blog, etc. I found it quite interesting that this time round, unlike the primary diagnosis, people knew that I was in the waiting room, and the lack of post gave a lot away before I…

[CANCER] Onto the next stage… #Stage4 #BusyLivingWithMets

So what were you doing on the day that the government voted on the #BrexitVote? Sat in a waiting room at Stepping Hill Hospital to find out the results of a liver MRI, and the spinal biopsy:   View this post on Instagram   It’s #waitingroomfeet time again. Scan results! Deep breath - accompanied by @suzannestolberg today! Wanted Down Under on TV, not Homes Under the Hammer A post shared by Bex Lewis (@drbexl) on…