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Unfurling

ShareTweet Sometimes I am the guinea pig. I get an idea and I just can’t help myself, wondering at the possibilities. And so I test out my theory on myself. It happened recently. While most areas of my life are better than I could ever have dreamed post cancer, there are a couple that took […]

No Side Effects are Compulsory

ShareTweet Did you hear about the story of the two Johns? During one cycle of chemo, I had the chance to hear about John and ‘Bloody’ John from the man himself. As he sat beside me getting his port flushed, John told me his story. As it came about, John met ‘Bloody’ John in the chemo […]

Expect a Miracle

ShareTweet It’s just a little card. It sits beside my bed. And it only has three words on it. Expect a Miracle. Whenever I feel my hope or faith hiccup a little, I remember these words. And it helps me refocus. Because those three little words remind me of two things. Firstly, the many miracles […]

David and Goliath

ShareTweet I’m sorry I never met him. An incredible man. A friend told me that at his funeral last week the church rang out with ‘Jumping Jack Flash’. Very fitting for the celebration of the life of this mad scientist. And she described him in the most beautiful way. ‘Imagine’, she said, ‘a blackboard full […]

(Not so) Great Expectations

ShareTweet Have you ever had the experience of something so profound but you didn’t actually realise it at the time? It’s only in looking back, that you notice it, isn’t it. A moment in time that seems to chart the course of your life. It was first year psychology for me. UNSW. And an experiment […]

On being normal

ShareTweet I went for an oncology check up again this week. I’ve finally got it down to every six months. And I feel great. But of course, instead of seeing my gorgeous radiation oncologist, I had to jump through the registrar hoop first. And rehash the details all over again. And again. And correct him […]

The Bigger Picture

ShareTweet Sometimes I wonder. Because there are things that happen that leave us in awe, aren’t there. The miracle of birth, the expanse of the stars at night. What does it all mean? Where do we end up? The world is full of incredible beauty and answers we cannot know. Some say we are spiritual […]

To hurl or not to hurl?

ShareTweet That is the question. And when you’re given bags of anti-nausea medication with each chemo infusion, it’s a pretty big suggestion that you’re going to feel sick, isn’t it. Not to mention the anti-emetics you take home with you. Plants a seed in the mind, doesn’t it. And there’s so much power in that. […]

The Fast Track

ShareTweet Have you ever noticed how when you look into something, it seems to get bigger. And bigger. It’s like the great mysteries of life. When you start to scratch the surface, you often uncover something so much greater, don’t you. Well the other day I went looking for some more research. Because I knew […]

A certain state of mind

ShareTweet I met a woman last week. A gentle soul. She had just done her 5th cycle of chemo. And there she was at the workshop, just a couple of days later. She had my admiration. So many people just lie on the lounge but she was out there living. And there was something about […]