Meditation – The Strength I Found From Being Calm

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There have been many changes I put in place in order to give myself the best chance of improving my health and overcoming the dire prognosis given when diagnosed with cholangiocarcinoma, the majority of … Read the rest

Pemigatinib – the wonder drug?

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For me, right now, absolutely!

On the 29th of April, after a couple of terrible months, I finally began a targeted therapy called Pemigatinib (Pemazyre). I became eligible for this treatment after testing positive … Read the rest

Finding My Life

This simple statement I recently read, really resonated with me.

The truth is, I HAVE lost the life I had.

Cancer changes you. Facing your own mortality changes you and life can never be the same as it was before.… Read the rest

Food Win

Had a go at one of those trendy “buddha bowls” everyone’s been showing off on social media (including me now)โ€ฆproper nice!

Eating when you have cancer can be tricky. My own appetite, whether through the illness itself, treatment or stress, … Read the rest

Mental Health and Cancer

As you may know, this week has been Mental Health Awareness Week and I wanted to share with you how cancer has affected my mental health from diagnosis to now, just 9 months on, as well as some simple coping … Read the rest

Gratitude In Cancer

Almost 2 weeks ago, I posted about how difficult I had found the previous couple of months. No matter how positive and determined I tried to be in my resolve to tackle this cancer, even my strong spirit came close … Read the rest

Food As Medicine

Have you ever looked into the role food plays when living with cancer?

Early on in my cancer journey, I struggled with eating. Of course, cancer will play havoc with your appetite but for me in these first weeks after … Read the rest

Getting through those dark days

I canโ€™t tell you how glad I am to say goodbye to these last few weeks, which might sound like an odd thing to say when time is against me and should be treasured but it has, without doubt, been … Read the rest

Repurposed Drugs – Another Option in Cancer Treatment

Very early on after my cancer diagnosis, I read an incredible book by Jane McLelland, called How To Starve Cancer that marked a defining moment in my cancer journey and the way I looked at treatment. (link to website on … Read the rest

“Live” with cancer

As I wrote in the previous post, itโ€™s been a difficult couple of weeks, full of fear and pain. During this time, I thought the fear of a quick deterioration would kill all hope and break my spirit.

Itโ€™s this … Read the rest