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.

#worldcancerday 

Today is World Cancer Day and we participated by supporting the wonderful Clatterbridge Cancer Charity. We have been at the home of Everton Football Club raising awareness and money for the new cancer hospital. We had a fab day and thanks to my wonderful family and friends who volunteered.

Throwback

Here’s a picture showing me three years ago (mid chemo) and today. Lucky enough to be here on world cancer day 2017 😍

A day to remember #sarcoma #cancer

January 28th. A day to remember.

Four years ago today I had my first 12 week check up post my surgery to remove my primary sarcoma. The X-rays were clear and I had the added bonus of being allowed to drive again. 28th January 2014 was a good day.

One year ago today I visited Mr T in hospital. He was grumpy, he was thirsty, he was hungry and he was sick of Mum and Sues company….. 😂   Mike and I rocked up to Warrington Hospital and made the day more bearable – especially for Mum and Sue who needed a break from dads grumpiness 😂. We waved dad off for surgery to reduce the swelling on his throat and that was the last time we saw him conscious. The days ahead were torture. 28th January 2016 was a bad day.

Fast forward to 2017 and my lovely husband and I are snuggled in our hotel room in a very cold Chicago. We are having a fab time on our holiday. 28th January 2017 will be an excellent day. Especially as we are on the hunt for quirky bars!

This day will always be remembered for lots of reasons, but we need more good and happy memories to be made.

Love from the US of A xxx

Our corner suite has a view of the 360 observatory (formerly John Hancock) – the black building.