Optimising your nutrition- an easier cancer recovery

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If I had a dollar for every time I heard a cancer patient say “what should I be eating right now”, “what is the best diet to follow after my treatment”, and “I haven’t received any nutrition information from my medical team”, I would be one wealthy mumma. A quick google search on ‘cancer and […]

Steroids and Cancer Treatment

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The side-effects that cancer patients experience while taking steroids during their treatment can be hugely debilitating. While steroids are prescribed to improve the tolerance of cancer treatment, for some patients the side-effects of the steroids become intolerable. The impacts of mood disturbance and insomnia (just to mention a few) can create havoc with treatment plans and regimes. Questions about “how do I reduce […]

Cancer – what we want to share with you

For most of us, the early days and weeks of a new cancer diagnosis are chaotic and confusing. There are a flurry of tests, scans, medical appointments, insurance negotiations, family admin, notifications, forward planning, phone calls, text messages, and most importantly, the emotional shit storm. This is not a time when we are able to […]

Cancer Treatment and Menopause

As I approach the three year anniversary of my cancer diagnosis, I regularly reflect on the increasing depth of my understanding and insights into the cancer journey. Each year reveals a new level of awareness, a new appreciation for my journey, and mostly an admiration for the incredible women who are also walking their cancer […]

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 […]

The Journey Begins

Thanks for joining me! Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton