As I have written before on this blog, cancer has always scared the living bejeezes out of me…I have met it personally in it’s least aggressive form, and thankfully was able to quickly removed it’s presence via surgery. My life then continued on as normal…but so many of our family and friends have been not […]
Book Review – Breakfast, School Run, Chemo
By Sarah in Book Reviews, Thyroid Cancer 1 Comment Tags: bowel cancer, Breakfast School Run Chemo, Cancer, Five Fairies and a Fella, Julia Watson, liver cancer
Julia Watson is a wife and a mother of four beautiful girls…and she has terminal cancer. Diagnosed in December 2013 with stage 4 terminal bowel and liver cancer, Julia has written Breakfast, School Run, Chemo about her experiences since that fateful day. If I am honest, this book scares me in that I too always […]
When Beliefs Fail
By Sarah in General, Health, Thyroid Cancer 2 Comments Tags: alternative therapies, Cancer, Jess Ainscough, modern medicine, when beliefs fail
I have recently read of the death of Wellness Leader, Jess Ainscough, through my social media feeds. Diagnosed with a rare and aggressive cancer in 2008, she received chemotherapy, but when the only choice left was to amputate her arm and shoulder, she decided to turn to Gerson Therapy…a therapy that claims to boost the […]
Kick Cancer to the Curb
By Sarah in Thyroid Cancer 3 Comments Tags: Cancer, kick cancer to the curb
Over the last few months, we have heard news of friends and acquaintances who are now fighting cancer…that insidious, horrible disease. And we lost a family member to cancer in November last year. Cancer doesn’t discriminate…irregardless of age, race or colour…it’s like an invisible, silent hunter, striking at will. Healthy people seem to be randomly […]
World Pancreatic Cancer Day
By Sarah in General, Health Tags: Cancer, pancreatic cancer, purple, Purple with a Purpose, World Pancreatic Cancer Day, WPCD2014
Today (13th November) is the first ever World Pancreatic Cancer Day…and we are all being asked to wear purple to show support and raise awareness of this horrible disease. Awareness of pancreatic cancer has been somewhat minimal in the past, but with high profile people such as Patrick Swayze, Steve Jobs and Peter Harvey having […]
Good News – I am Thyroid Cancer Free!
By Sarah in Liver Transplant, Thyroid Cancer 6 Comments Tags: Cancer, cancer free, look after your health, Papillary Thryroid Cancer, Thyroid cancer
After my husband got his good report from the surgeon at his check up yesterday, I was hoping the good news would continue when it came to the results of my scans and tests. And I can very happily report that it has….late yesterday afternoon, I got a call from my cancer specialist….I am still […]
Thyroid Cancer – One Year after Diagnosis!
By Sarah in Thyroid Cancer 4 Comments Tags: Cancer, Hashimotos Disease, thyroid, Thyroid cancer, thyroid surgery
A year ago today, two life changing events happened… The first was moving back into our own home, after renting for a couple of years while my husband got very sick, and we had no idea what the future held. We were so looking forward to having a fresh start, with my husband recovering well […]
Daffodil Day…and a checkup!
By Sarah in Health, Thyroid Cancer 2 Comments Tags: Cancer, Cancer Council, checkup, Daffodil Day, Thyroid cancer
Today (22nd August) is Daffodil Day….a day that is all about raising funds to enable the Cancer Council to continue it’s research, provide patient support programs and run prevention programs across Australia. The daffodil represents hope…hope for a cancer free future. I love the yellow of the daffodil…it is such a cheerful colour, and a […]