Can there be gifts and life lessons through Cancer?

A cancer diagnosis, like any life changing trauma, will immediately enroll you into an extreme and unique self-development course. When your mortality, your future and everything you know about you changes- strap yourself in, buckle-up, and hold on tight. Life will never be the same again. But for many cancer patients including myself- it isn’t all bad news! In fact,... Continue Reading →

Packing the Ultimate Hospital Bag!

Is there such a thing? If you have been in hospital for more than a night, you will know that Yes - there totally is! Planning for a hospital admission can be hugely stressful unless it's for the birth of your first child. If you have a non-emergency admission your mind is usually preoccupied with... Continue Reading →

Behind the Carer’s Cloak

The carer’s sacrifice - a note to my husband…….. my primary carer My loving husband, although you try to hide it- I see you behind your carer’s cloak. I see the sadness in your eyes, I sense the fractures in your warm heart, and I can hear the weariness in your voice as we travel... Continue Reading →

Working with people ‘too young’ to have bowel cancer, and the benefits of empathetic care- a patient’s perspective

Walking in a patient’s shoes, from the nurse’s perspective has been a hugely humbling and enlightening experience. Before I became a patient with my recent bowel cancer diagnosis, I would have described myself as an ‘empathetic caregiver’. Over the years I have had plenty of experience working in some of London’s busiest trauma centres. I have... Continue Reading →

The day I become a Cancer Mumma

About the author: I am an Australian mum of two gorgeous little men, a wife and a proud nurse. Towards the end of 2018, my entire life as I knew it changed with my diagnosis of early bowel cancer. My hope is that my story will help someone who is personally navigating, or supporting a... Continue Reading →

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