You can’t take my sense of humour

You can’t take my sense of humour

Hi.  I’m Emma.  Married to Darren and co-owner of two small humans, Toby (seven) and Chloe (two), and Beagle Arthur (nine).  Lawyer by day- representing nurses, I’m now also an author by night – hopefully inspiring patients, after my unexpected journey with Breast Cancer.  Buckle 

Surviving breast cancer: refusing to take no for an answer

Surviving breast cancer: refusing to take no for an answer

Surviving cancer is as much about catching it early and being positive about the outcome, as it is about the treatment. I am Carolann Bruce, and I am a breast cancer survivor, but only because I refused to take no for an answer. A dream 

Guest blog: Why I raise awareness of breast cancer

Guest blog: Why I raise awareness of breast cancer

In this week’s guest blog, the very lovely Emma talks about the importance of raising breast cancer awareness, supporting younger breast cancer patients and those who are part of the BAME and LGBTQ+ communities… When you’re diagnosed with cancer there’s a starter pack. No, I’m 

Guest blog: Who am I? Identity crisis as a breast cancer survivor

Guest blog: Who am I? Identity crisis as a breast cancer survivor

I am still finding it so weird and beyond belief how one life could change so much. My perception of the world and where I fit within it has shifted so much. It is still continuing to evolve and I don’t know where it will 

Guest blog: a positive post about cancer and friends

Guest blog: a positive post about cancer and friends

Before my cancer diagnosis I was a very busy headteacher, training for an ultra-marathon. To say I didn’t really have a social life would be an understatement! Weekdays were spent at work and most Sundays were spent running. In addition to this I had a 

Guest blog: I’ve just realised what I’ve been through

Guest blog: I’ve just realised what I’ve been through

This is a powerful piece from Anne about where she is now, following breast cancer. Now…October 2019 and a dark cloud has started to just hover occasionally…I’m weepy on a daily basis, not sleeping and can’t be bothered to eat.One more thing to contend with, 

Guest blog: I was diagnosed with breast cancer at 25!

Guest blog: I was diagnosed with breast cancer at 25!

This week’s guest blog is from Hannah. She was just 25 when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Whilst watching her friends get engaged, get married, have babies and go travelling, Hannah was going through grueling cancer treatment… At the age of 25, I was 

Dear Breast Cancer…

Dear Breast Cancer…

Here are some of the short letters to Breast Cancer that you’ve sent to me… “Dear Breast Cancer, you gave me pain, you made me cry, you gave me sadness, but you made me stronger than before, you gave me power and strength and courage 

Writing Through Cancer: Using Writing as a Therapy and a Way to Help Others

Writing Through Cancer: Using Writing as a Therapy and a Way to Help Others

This is an article that I wrote for Shine Cancer Support in the summer of 2019. They’ve kindly agreed to me reproducing it here. In three months, my book is being launched. In fact, people can actually pre-order it on Amazon now. I keep having 

Guest blog: 5 RECOMMENDATIONS FOR A CANCER JOURNEY

Guest blog: 5 RECOMMENDATIONS FOR A CANCER JOURNEY

By Holly Kennedy, founder of Happy Magazine, a dedicated cancer support magazine for Ireland TAKE A PRACTICAL APPROACH TO GETTING THROUGH TREATMENT Once you have a treatment plan in place, help get your head around it by breaking it down into bite-size pieces. Draw it 

Guest blog: Life of a Breast Cancer Worrier

Guest blog: Life of a Breast Cancer Worrier

I have written this in the hope that it will help anyone going through a breast cancer diagnosis and treatment. From the day you are diagnosed to the time when the treatment ends, and you begin to re-build your life. I love a metaphor and 

Guest blog: Advice to the person I was two years ago

Guest blog: Advice to the person I was two years ago

This week’s guest blog is from Amanda who has some advice for herself of two years ago… Two years ago today I was diagnosed with cancer. If I could go back in time and tell myself a few things, this is what I’d say. If 

Buy Ticking Off Breast Cancer, the book

Buy Ticking Off Breast Cancer, the book

‘I’m afraid it’s not good news. We’ve found cancer cells in your lymph nodes.’ BAM. With that, the air in the room was sucked out. I couldn’t catch my breath, I froze in my chair and my entire body started to shake. I’d never experienced 

Guest blog: 7 things I have learnt from my cancer diagnosis

Guest blog: 7 things I have learnt from my cancer diagnosis

by Alejandra Solis, the Honest Cancer Mum Diagnosed with Stage IV breast cancer with bone metastasis, February 2018. I am the mummy of two gorgeous kids, 8 and 5, and wife to a lovely husband. I write a blog honestcancermum.blogspot.com and share on most social