Tag Archives: life after cancer

Reframing the picture

ShareTweet My husband heard a beautiful story the other day about a woman just about to embark on the trip of a lifetime to Paris. Fortunately, the leg she had broken just weeks earlier had healed just in time. But en-route, making her way through the airport terminal she tripped…. and succeeded in tearing all […]

Clearing cobwebs

ShareTweet They were there again this morning. I haven’t seen them in a while. Cobwebs, backlit by the sun in the paddocks. And as they brought a smile to my face, I felt a different energy move through me. I took a moment just to breathe. Because it’s been a challenging week. But there they […]

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 […]

All over (bar the shouting)

ShareTweet It happened about six months after treatment. My 41st birthday to be precise. After holding it altogether throughout the treatment, stoically and for so long, it all caught up with me. The fact that I’d survived. That I had made it through. And I was a mess. Emotionally that is. For a time. And […]

Stuck in a rut… no more

ShareTweet Sometimes I just get so excited I feel like I’m going to burst! And that’s how I feel right now. I’ve just watched Redesign My Brain Episode 2 and it’s brilliant. Ordinary people learning to do extraordinary things with their minds. And I love it that this information is becoming mainstream. No longer just […]

Day of Happiness

ShareTweet Back in the 1970’s the progressive little nation of Bhutan realised something profound. That the wellbeing of its people was more important as an indicator of development and prosperity than material wealth. How incredible is it to witness a nation recognising national happiness over national product? A nation that adopts a more holistic outlook […]

Afterwards

ShareTweet Sometimes they need to see the scars. That’s what I’ve discovered. And while it’s a beautiful thing that those around us, those that love us, don’t see the scars, sometimes I really feel they need to. Because those scars are a reminder that we’re different, aren’t they. Not necessarily worse, but different. How could […]

Pink Perfection

ShareTweet They arrived like a box of chocolates. Six little pink pieces of perfection. And for the first time in years they gave me the confidence to do something I’ve never done before… flash my husband… by text. Needless to say he was impressed. I’m not sure why I held off getting a nipple prosthetic. […]

First World Problems

ShareTweet We planted our first trees last weekend. Oaks inoculated with truffles (we hope) and beautiful Lombardy poplars. It will only take twenty years or so of patience but one day the garden will be a beautiful country garden.  The only problem is our water trailer is out of action. So to water the new […]