Off to the races

My second round of Chemotherapy has been increasingly worse than my first. Saying this however, I’m still not complaining. I’m aware of how much worse I could be with vomiting and hair loss which I’ve been lucky to avoid so far during my cancer journey. Nevertheless, this round has been more intense and I’m guessing…

Long car journeys, mouth ulcers and flocking sheep

This weekend just passed we decided to go and see my sister who now lives up north near Whitehaven. We decided this in the middle of last week when I was having somewhat of an existential crisis and was sat crying in my room. It was one of the bad days I spoke about in…

Brutally honest emotions

When you’re just watching a normal video of James Cordens Carpool karaoke and start crying because you want to be in America. When your sat watching your dogs play in the back garden and start crying because you remember the time when you could join in without any worry. When you see someone just going…

Starting a new chapter

On Friday 17th June I finally began the next part of my treatment, the part that everyone knows about and is often the first thing people think about when cancer is mentioned: Chemotherapy. If I was to have someone see into the future two months ago and they told me I will be on Chemotherapy…

The bad and the good

Despite everyone telling me how strong I am, it’d be an unbelievable lie to say that I don’t have my down days. Now of course, everyone has their down days as I remember I would have them before the diagnosis, but since the diagnosis? My emotions have become brittle and extremely sensitive, I see a…

Finally Discharged

So after 12 days being an inpatient in Whiston Hospital I finally got home on Tuesday 7th June! I was beyond relieved to be home, not to knock the staff, the vast majority were amazing with me and I fully loved meeting every single one of them (Dr Chadwick, Rob, Kira, Jade, Lisa and Paul…

False Alarm

Woke up Thursday morning like any normal morning in the hospital, expecting the clutter of nurses to come through the door for my morning observations, breakfast and hot drinks. Everything went as normal as any other day, sticking to the pattern I had came to know over this past week. However, that morning was interrupted…

Bruised and sore but still going strong

I’ve felt like I haven’t need to blog for the past few days as I was just recovering in hospital. This doesn’t mean nothing happened over these past few days, obviously I was still undergoing treatment which mainly consisted of being stabbed in every place possible around my bodyand have some little funny stories to…

Unexpected approach

Today I was due to have my colostomy bag fitted, which went ahead as planned. The surgery was done keyhole and the stoma created in the left hand side. I’m still drowsy now, hence the poor writing but I feel I need to share my first bit of good news. I was seen by a…

Fast progress

I’ve been admitted to Whiston hospital today. I was due to have an appointment with my oncologist anyway at 4:30pm but fell ill around lunch time with severe pain and horrible sickness. It got worse by the minute leaving me and my family rather worried and in result, I was rushed to Whiston. Since then,…

Fears of the unknown

Tomorrow I’m due to have my very first oncology appointment. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t nervous or scared. I don’t even know what I’m nervous or scared of exactly, I think I’ve just got used to feeling like that. This appointment should be where we discuss my chemotherapy and also discuss whether…

A different kind of Adventure…

I created this blog ahead of this years travel which was due to start on June 8th and was to go on for 3 months as I worked, lived and travelled across America. It was going to be amazing. I incredibly excited and I had everything sorted which is why it was so upsetting to…