[CANCER] Fear of the known? Chemotherapy (again) #WhatCancerLooksLike #BreastCancer

Well, it's not fear of the known, more like - as Kaz says 'The fact is you must face the known this time around with a gut wrenching feeling in your stomach, before the drugs have even had the chance to do that for you. It’s not exciting and it’s not something I had planned on doing again.' *Oh, and check out #TrueCancerBodies in response to campaigns such as #BosomBuddies. I've had a lovely weekend,…

[CANCER] Talking to the Oncologist about Treatment Plans on #WorldCancerDay #BusyLivingWithMets

So, today has been a funny day... it's #WorldCancerDay, so social media is full of extra content encouraging us all to be vigilant in looking for symptoms of any kind of cancer, and to keep focusing on funding to be able to provide more treatments. My (new) cancer if I'd had it 10-12 years ago would have been 'I'm sorry, there's not much we can do longterm', whereas now there are a range of very…

[CANCER] Where are we now, on the ‘journey’ of #BreastCancer?

Not that we are necessarily huge fans of the term 'journey', but thesaurus not giving me too many options... though I do remember saying at the beginning, I describe myself on Twitter as a 'Life Explorer', so cancer is just one of the crappier sides of life to 'explore'! Recap: Diagnosis (30th August 2017) I finally took myself to the doctors after noticing something weird at a bra fitting, then feeling 'a bit of a…

[CANCER] End of #Chemotherapy at @TheChristie #BreastCancer

30th August feels a very long time ago, when I was first diagnosed with breast cancer, before being dropped into surgery, and commencing 'the dreaded' chemotherapy (as I read on an Instagram post earlier today - all of my imaginings have been much worse than the reality ... although it's certainly not been pleasant!). Throughout the #chemo, I'd tried not to get fixated on the end date, but as the last couple of weeks came into…

[CANCER] “Final” Oncologist appointment: what’s going to happen after #Chemotherapy? #BreastCancer

So, yesterday was my last meeting with the oncologist as tomorrow I start CYCLE 6 of chemo (the last cycle - excited beeps from me)! As I've been cold capping, I've not been able to wash my hair frequently, and yesterday wasn't a day for hair-washing - I debated just leaving it like this when I got up (well, you know, we should be celebrating that the cold cap is clearly working [rather than the…