Summer 2019 has been the beginning of a new chapter in life. It's been very exciting and stressful. I'm quite glad that it has begun to settle down now. I moved out of a student house and into a flat with my boyfriend, moved away from Plymouth to Bristol, and started a new job at … Continue reading A New Chapter
I wrote the following piece last August for a charity social media post. Thought I'd pop it on here to show that I had a goal set to become more involved in helping other patients, and feel that I am fulfilling that goal with this blog! 🙂 It's a bit emotionally draining to write about … Continue reading A moment to realise I have become more involved in sharing my experience
I often find myself at the receiving end of unsolicited health advice, as I'm sure we all do from time to time. It's an interesting perspective to query as a young person living in cancer remission. A lot of things cause cancer. My cancer was caused by a genetic mutation, which sadly would not have … Continue reading Bad for your health, good for your soul
This is a real quick and practical piece of advise for you guys; nail a spiel. Prepare and rehearse a short synopsis of your cancer treatment and outcome that you can reel off when someone asks about it. Why? To give a cohesive answer that does not trigger an emotional response. Just saying the word … Continue reading Write yourself a spiel!
I just wanted to put it out there that I fully acknowledge how privileged I am to have the issues I discuss on here. More children are now surviving cancer (and making it into remission) than ever, which has opened the window of opportunity to live a life like mine, and I'm eternally grateful. The … Continue reading Such wonderful problems to have
Finding cancer's place in remission life It seems crazy to think I was only eight at the point of diagnosis. Growing up to me was about distancing myself from cancer, focusing on different aspects of myself in order to be known for something else. To destroy my 'cancer girl' title. I wanted there to be … Continue reading Accepting cancer remission into my identity
noun: survivor; 'a person who survives, especially a person remaining alive after an event in which others have died' Yup, that's me. So why am I boycotting the 'cancer survivor' title? It comes down to two problems. 1 - It insinuates that other people weren't strong enough to survive, as if it were a choice or … Continue reading Why I’m boycotting the Cancer Survivor title