[LIFE] A Week In New Zealand

This time last week, I was still rushing around doing last minute work tasks, and thinking again 'have I got everything I need, and, more to the point, what have I got that I don't need' - whilst wondering if the Coronavirus is going to mess anything up ... but the flights were go... go... go... Getting To New Zealand Well, we started smoothly - Andrew offered me a lift, and we were surprised at…

[CANCER] A Life Update

I met with my oncologist about 3 weeks ago, and life has continued to be cancer-busy, as I've continued to try to get my head round what has happened to me (not sure this will ever quite happen!). Since then I've met up with a few friends, been to see my parents, and then a couple more things 'cancer related' (aside from my regular treatment infusion). Dentist Who knew that cancer treatment could have such…

[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…