Unexpected Fear

greyscale photography of woman wearing long sleeved top
Photo by Kat Jayne on Pexels.com

Recently, I’ve had a pretty good run of it all. Great response to my new treatment, Pemigatinib, resulting in really encouraging scan results showing shrinkage on all tumours, with some in my lungs, going … Read the rest

Cancerversary – 1 Year Living with Cholangiocarcinoma

Photo by Stephanie McCabe on Unsplash

Today is as significant to me as so many other important dates each year.

Today marks 1 year since I was diagnosed with stage 3 bile duct cancer, also called Cholangiocarcinoma.

The start of … Read the rest

New Hope For Us Living with Cholangiocarcinoma

Wow, what a week it has been. I knew that cancer would be pretty life-changing, and it has been, but none more so than the last 5 days.

You may well have already heard … Read the rest

Pemigatinib – the wonder drug?

Photo by Myriam Zilles on Unsplash

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

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, it’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.

It’s this … Read the rest