About me

I’m Emma and I live with my husband John in the northern town of Warrington-that’s the town right in between Manchester and Liverpool. Not scousers, not mancs, just something inbetween.

I have worked in travel for almost 15 years and as a result, I get to travel the world and have been to the most amazing places including Australia, USA and the Caribbean.

I have a rather large and nutty family who are amazing and wouldn’t change them for the world.

I love Warrington Wolves, and I was even a mascot for them when I was 11 πŸ™‚ 

This blog is to share my journey in my fight against cancer. (its also the first blog I have ever done so bear with me!)

Enjoy πŸ™‚

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53 thoughts on “About me

  1. Lauren Hirst says:

    Hi Emma,

    My name is Lauren and I’m a reporter at the Warrington Guardian. I came across your blog whilst doing some research for an article on cancer. I was wondering if you could drop me an email on lauren.hirst@nqnw.co.uk to speak about your blog in more detail.

    Many Thanks.

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  2. Dani Phelps says:

    Hi Emma, i have just read your story in the Sarcoma charity magazine. I had exactly the same as you at 30. I had the same operation and equally the same anxieties. My sarcoma also grew at alarming rate and although i had my operation 2 weeks after my scan i was told that i was a week away from loosing my leg. I am pleased to say that 9 years later I am fit and healthy. I exercise almost every day, because i can. I hope you will find, like me, that the all-consuming nightmare of the disease becomes more of a distant memory as the years progress. You never forget, and i hate being embarrassed by my long, horrible scar but i feel lucky and grateful to be healthy, happy and well and i wish you all the luck in the world. Thank you for sharing your story.

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    • dizzytix says:

      Hi Dani,
      Reading your post made me feel so much better!!! The stats for survival are grim but I feel inspired when I read stories like yours πŸ™‚

      Thanks for posting
      Xx

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  3. Deb Tate says:

    Em Lou told me about your blog, so I found you on twitter and wanted to just say my thoughts are with you at this tough time in your life. I know you’ll achieve your goal to be on that plane in June for your 30th with your lovely John. Your doing fantastic and are such an inspiration to us all. Lots of love Deb.xx

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  4. Lisa Mansell says:

    HELLO EMMA, I SAW WHERE “JOHN” HAD POSTED ON THE SARCOMA (CANCER)AWARENESS GROUP…I WANTED TO SAY HELLO TO YOU AND TELL YOU THAT MY ,NOW 17 MONTH OLD GRAND-DAUGHTER, PAYTON WAS DIAGNOSED ON NOV.9,2011 WITH UNDIFFERENTIATED SOFT TISSUE SARCOMA….I LOOK FORWARD TO READ ABOUT YOUR JOURNEY, WITH THIS HORRIBLE DISEASE. I PRAY THAT YOU ARE DOING WELL, AND YOU WIN YOUR FIGHT…SENDING PRAYERS TO U..GOD BLESS

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  5. Ron says:

    Hi Emma were so pleased your finaly out of hospital. mum let us know last night. now you take it easy and dont over do things. Were both here for you anytime you need a friend. Emma we have followed your journy from the begining and we will see it right through. call us your unknown friend lol. Were just a couple who care for others i think you will understand xx

    Sharon and Ronald xxx

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  6. Jan Tickle says:

    Emma …you are now home where you belong with John …1st day of the rest of your life … take it easy and get plenty of rest to help you keep fighting this nasty disease!!!
    dont try run before you can walk, litterally, you have plenty of time to get yourself back to normal
    love you lots and cant believe how brave you are , mum & dad xxx

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  7. Claire barber says:

    Hi Emma
    I will be preying for you and your family my dad is fighting cancer at the moment and I know it’s hard stay strong as I can see you are doing. All my love

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  8. Roger says:

    Hello Emma,
    Looked around on your blog to day and wish you a lot of strenght in your fight against cancer.
    You might not be able to know immediately where i live, but my family is since nearly ( or over) 50 years good friends with the Baker’s from Warrington.
    These wishes come from Roger in Zemst (Belgium)

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  9. Gill says:

    Your a very strong mind girl Emma.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you
    and your family while you kick arse!!
    Good luck today stay strong. X

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  10. Michelle Oldfield says:

    Hi Em, just wanted to wish you lots of luck for tomorrow not that you need it. All you need is courage and determiniation and you have that in abundance. Lots of love and hugs looking forward to seeing you back at work xxxxx

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  11. Nicky Lowrey says:

    Hi Emma, just seen your blog on Facebook. Can’t believe what I was reading, but what I do know is your a strong minded, determined young lady and you will put up the best fight. Hope tomorrow goes ok, take care x

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  12. Liane glynn says:

    Hi Emma,

    Seems you guys have gone through hell the past few weeks!! I will most defiantly be following your blog an think your an
    amazing inspiration. Just remember if you ever feel down think of me singing in my shoe in front of of all the tickle clan, that’s got to cheer you up!!! Lol when you have beat this I may even do another show just for you. Keep fighting hun and hugs to you all xxx

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  13. Janet Marsh says:

    You have so many people behind you Emma you will beat this as you have such a strong and postitive attitude, go for it Em will be thinking about you and following your progress Love Janet xx

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  14. Carolyn R says:

    We’re all right behind you Emma! Big love, stay strong, grab this thing by it’s balls and tell it do DO ONE! You got fight in ya! And if you ever have a wobble, even a tiny one, EVERYONE will be there for you to grab hold of.
    Carolyn xx

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  15. Sue P says:

    Hey Em this is a great idea…had to jump on too… stay strong keep in touch and if u need anything im only round the corner!!! U take cate love Sue xxxx

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  16. Kristan says:

    Oh my goodness. I can’t believe what I’m reading … Emma, sending you lots of strength, courage and love. You’re not called bounce for nothing. How foolish of this thing to try and take you on – no chance against your determination.

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  17. Julie Thorniley says:

    You’re such an inspiration to others!! Keep strong and you will have this cancer beaten. Will keep checking your progress on here… Take care, lots of love, Julie XXX

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  18. Lindsey Smith says:

    Hey Em, You are so strong with a huge amount of support we all know you can beat this. Thinking of you every step of the way and sending you my love, Lindsey

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  19. vicky mckellar says:

    Thinking about you and John, you will be back in work before you know it with your melon balls!!! Great idea doing a blog. A very strong young woman!
    See you really soon. Take care xxxxx

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  20. Resa says:

    Emma, i was just trying to think of something that has not already been said but all I can say is that I have walked in your shoes , there will be alot of tears ,laughter ,anger and sadness , you are already showing so much courage and strength and my only tip is to hold on to this and when you need a boost think of your friends and family who love you and are behind you all the way. Make sure you have a word with my old friend(not) and tell it to sod off as its wasting its time with you because you will kick its ass. You will continue to be in my thoughts Emma , lots of love Resa xxxx

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  21. Louise Brennan says:

    Your an amazing strong lady Em doing this, an inspiration to others. You’ll beat this and be back to work before you know it. Take care love Lou xxx

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  22. Annette Burton says:

    Emma you are a strong minded person, you are a fighter and you will get through this, you have lots of friends and colleagues who will support you and be there every step of the way. This blog is a fab idea and you will be an inspiration to so many people, be strong lots of love Annette xxxx

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  23. Jane Parr says:

    When I found out yesterday I was floored, but as I said your a strong lady and a stubborn one at that! so I know this cancer doesn’t stand a chance! With you all the way kidda need to get our bouncy tickle back to work ASAP x

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  24. Kelly Williams says:

    I don’t know you, but just wanted to say you will best this. My friend was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011 and she is in remission x stay strong and be positive πŸ™‚

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  25. Maxine Grimshaw says:

    Hello Emma
    I have met you but I know Sue. It has been a priviledge to read your excellent blog about the challenging journey you are facing. Such a candid report will help other people who may face such a difficult time, you are to be admired for sharing what is happening to you. I wish you well and hope you are soon on the road to a full recovery. Thank you for sharing your journey.

    Maxine Sue’s Friend from BMF.

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  26. Tracey Jones says:

    What an inspiration you are! I’m so proud to have you as a friend and colleague. EVERYONE is right there with you, supporting you every step of the way. I’ll be following your blog and I’m sure i’ll be laughing and crying with you as I keep up with your journey. Stay strong and positive and hurry up back to work its very quiet without you! Love ya lots…..Teej xxx

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  27. Helen McNicholas says:

    You have an army behind you and lots of love around you. This bloody cancer won’t know what’s hit it! Lots of love x x x

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  28. Jan Tickle says:

    we certainly wont enjoy a second of it … but we are all there with you every step of the way tohelp you beat this terrible nasty thing … it sure has one hell of a fight on its hands!!! stay positive & strong darling and remember you are not alone xx mum & dad ❀
    xxx

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  29. Pam Turner says:

    Hi Emma you are such a lovely person and have an amazing family and Im so glad to have you has a friend.I cant imagine how you must be feeling but know what a strong and brave and very confident person you are .I know its going to be so hard over the coming weeks and you will draw extra strength from John and all your family and friends .Sending you big hugs and lots of prayers ❀ XX Pam xx

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