Clatterbridge Cancer Centre 5k…

Today was the 5k or 8k to raise funds for Clatterbridge Cancer Centre. 

So the McTickle clan set off and walked. And walked, and walked. So we missed the 5K mark and the clan walked 8k…..

Yep. I’m in agony, God knows how I will walk again. I’m in agony but I’m still going.  Worth it to raise money for the amazing hospital.

An extra special well done to Keira and Jorja xx

Chat about Sarcoma @sarcoma_UK #sarcoma #awareness

I have spent the last ten days sunning myself in the beautiful resort of Clearwater in Florida.  After an amazing holiday, this morning I landed at Heathrow Airport and rushed to buy Chat magazine to see if they had run a story on me. And they had.

Page 46 – double page spread and even a message from the wonderful Mr Chandrasekar. It’s a really good story and if it helps to raise awareness then it’s all good.

I will receive a fee for this story which I will be donating to Sarcoma UK.

Oh what a night #clatterbridge #cancer

Last week we held an evening of entertainment to raise money for Clatterbridge Cancer Centre and what a night it was. My uncle Kev came up with the idea of the night and arranged the venue and entertainment. After weeks of working with lots of local businesses we secured lots of prizes for the evening. Kev wanted to raise £1000 but we surpassed that with the final figure being £3250.

I’d like to say a massive THANK YOU to everyone who helped make the night a success, from volunteers to the entertainers and donors. Also a big shout out to everyone who donated by either attending the evening or sending a donation. The biggest thanks has to go to Kev as without him, this wouldn’t have happened and we wouldn’t be donating this amazing amount to such a worthwhile cause.

You are all wonderful.

Normal service will resume #sarcoma #cancer

Scanxiety. The anxiety and stress surrounding regular scans to detect cancer. 

This is one hell of a mental challenge. You go and have a scan and have to wait days or weeks to find out if there’s anything lurking in your body, ready to attack, plan your demise or just generally cause problems.

I had a scan three weeks ago and had my results this Friday. I didn’t have any mental breakdown. I was extremely productive at work – more meetings/output in that last week than the whole of my career…..I also didn’t sleep for six days. But no one would have known. 

I can not explain the relief I felt after learning my scans were clear. No stress, no worry, no scanxiety. I’ve partied, celebrated and chilled all in one weekend. Thanks to everyone who has contributed to my hangovers.

Normal service has resumed!

Clear #sarcoma #cancer

Just a quick note to let you all know that my scans were clear. My lungs are completely free of cancer.

To celebrate, we are in Liverpool drinking Champagne in the Beatles hotel. Hard Days Night

Here’s to another six months clear xx 

I’m a page three girl @sarcoma_uk #sarcoma

Now, I don’t often do more than one post in one day but today I’ve made an exception..’

I heard I was in the hard copy of the Liverpool Echo. We eagerly went to the shop to purchase a copy and was shocked – I’m on the front page! Not only that, my full story is on page three. 

I’m a page three girl – now that’s a line I never thought I’d write!

It’s all about the awareness @sarcoma_uk #sarcoma 

A journalist from the Liverpool Echo contacted me last week. She’d stumbled across my blog on Twitter and wanted to know more about my journey since diagnosis.

Helen Whitehouse published the story today and my social/virtual world has gone bonkers. I’ve had messages from well wishers to others who’ve been touched by this disease.

Thanks to Helen for writing a great story. If you want to read it please click here. Also a huge hanks to everyone who has shared/liked/commented – if one person gets a lump checked out because of my story, then it’s been worth it.