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An update on Des

An update on Des

It’s been two weeks since I learned about Des. And yes my desmoid tumor now has a name. After learning that everybody else names their lumps and bumps, I had to join in. And I know I didn’t get very creative, but I like the name Des, it just suits her. Learning that I didn’t … Continue reading

The Worst of Times

The Worst of Times

I have been putting off writing this post for many reasons.   Mainly it’s because I have tried through most of this blog to take a more positive approach to life both during treatment and after breast cancer.  To have hope, to be optimistic, to use fear as my propeller toward having more adventures.  As … Continue reading

Miles of hope for Cancer research

Miles of hope for Cancer research

As I’ve mentioned here before, 3 months after I arrive in NY, I will be competing in the New York City triathlon – and raising money for the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in the process. Now, I need to raise $3,500 in the process – so please, please, give generously.   My sponsorship page can … Continue reading

Today the hair gets it

Today the hair gets it

Yes, the day has finally dawned when I will visit the hairdressers for the first time since October 2010.  I have a wedding late this afternoon and I’ve decided to ‘work from home’ today – as in at the nail bar / hairdressers 😉 I have become very comfortable with my natural shag, but I … Continue reading

It was worth the pain. The major foob pain!

Everyone is different.   Every body is different.  We all have different reactions to exactly the same thing, unique and precious beings that we are. Today, my body decided that pain was the order of the day, despite my lack of foob sensation in general, that tattooing them would be excruciating.   I seriously sat there … Continue reading

Color me brown – nipple tattoo news

Color me brown – nipple tattoo news

Today is a momentous day.   First because it’s the 2012 Oscars.  Second, because we have the muppet showdown (otherwise known as the Australian labor party leadership challenge/spill) and finally – and obviously most importantly –  because I am getting my nipple tattoo’s done. My big dream for today is that once this final cosmetic procedure … Continue reading

NBCF speech – draft one

Feedback welcome, this is the draft for next weeks inaugural NBCF speech!  It’s a long one, I’m warning you. I have 10-15 minutes so will practice on the weekend and work out how much I need to edit out! Thankfully I was born in 1971.    And whilst I hate admitting my old age (I’m sure … Continue reading