Now that I know I’m unlikely to fall of the perch any time soon, I get to focus on the more trivial aspects of having cancer … like hair! I was never brave enough to shave it all off, even after the brain surgery shave and losing clumps on the side during radiotherapy. So what … More Time to take the hat off?!
I was heading to see Ronnie on Friday the 28th of April to discuss my latest MRI. This must have been coming up to my sixth MRI from memory, but this was an important one. It was the first that was likely to show if any of the treatment I had been going through was … More Finally … some good news!
I’m one of the lucky ones who gets to take chemotherapy tablets at home. After all the time spent in hospital for my surgery and radiotherapy treatment I’m genuinely thankful for this. I’ve just finished my second 5-day cycle. The first cycle was a ¾ dose (250 mg) of Temozolomide. The second cycle was 350 … More Chemotherapy tablets
I’ve really struggled with deciding whether or not to freeze my eggs. There is a chance, how good I don’t know, that the chemotherapy pills I’m about to start taking will damage my eggs and my ability to become pregnant in the future. So I met with an IVF specialist out at Monash last week. … More Babies?
In-between my radiotherapy and chemo treatments my aunty and I decided to take a short 8-night break in the beautiful Bali. I love this place and have been here many times. It’s sort of like my spiritual home and for a year when I was 12 it was my actual home. My parents built a … More Beautiful Bali
One thing that has healed while my body suffers is my relationship with my dad. Technically he’s my step-dad but he raised me with my mum since I was about 18 months-old. In the past we struggled to keep in contact regularly after mum and dad’s relationship broke down and he moved back to New … More Re-connecting with my Dad
It’s really hard to know what to say when the shop assistant asks ‘Got much on for the rest of the day?’ and you’re heading to your radiotherapy treatment. That happened yesterday when I was indulging in a little retail therapy with my Dad. We both sort of froze when she asked and looked at … More Small talk