A Blog About Blogging

A Blog About Blogging

So my little blog has been shortlisted for an award! I was truly stunned to get an email from Wales Blog Awards telling me it’s one of 5 shortlisted for the Best New Blog category! I’ve always enjoyed writing but never really done anything with that interest until this blog. I guess I didn’t have … Continue reading

Oh…what’s occurring?

Oh…what’s occurring?

I’m really not quite sure what to do about my blog, I’ve enjoyed it and found it therapeutic, as well as a great way of keeping everyone up to date with how I’m doing. I’ll keep it going for a bit and see if the enthusiasm wains! It’s been 5 weeks since I finished treatment, … Continue reading

Recharging the Batteries :-)

Recharging the Batteries :-)

Half term is over and it was quite a mixed bag! Some days I managed to do fun things with Macie like bowling and seeing the Lego movie (which is brilliant by the way!) other days I was really struggling for energy. Thursday we popped into work and it was lovely to see everyone but … Continue reading

Mission Accomplished!!!

Mission Accomplished!!!

Wow, I can’t really believe after a year involving a major operation, 14 cycles of chemo over 44 weeks and 5 weeks of radiotherapy, it is finally at an end!! It’s taking a while to sink in to be honest. My last treatment went ok, the ward had moved to a different area of the … Continue reading

The End is in Sight…

Time I updated my abandoned blog I think! It’s been quite a few months since I’ve written anything. So a bit of an update… Last October I had 5 weeks of radiotherapy. This is because apparently there is a better chance of preventing the disease coming back if I had this combined with chemo. It … Continue reading

Happy Holidays :-)

So the summer holidays are almost over. I can’t believe how much we’ve packed into the last few weeks! I was pretty worried that Macie and me for 6 whole weeks would end in disaster but what a time we’ve had, and not driven each other mad! Usually John and I share time off throughout … Continue reading

Missing the miles!

Missing the miles!

I’d never have classed myself as super fit by any means but I “enjoy” exercise. I started running when I decided I wanted to take part in race for life about 8 years ago. I have to say I’ve never been any good at it! Slow and steady is me, I don’t get any faster, … Continue reading

Alice’s Barmy Army Rock Race for Life!

Alice’s Barmy Army Rock Race for Life!

I’d never imagined this year I’d be physically able to complete the Race for Life. It’s something I’ve done ever since I recovered from Hodgkins treatment 9 years ago. Through the years it’s been enjoyable and also extremely emotional but I feel strongly it’s important to give something back. My family has benefitted from the … Continue reading

What is Chemo?

A few people have asked me what it’s like to have chemotherapy so here’s my view. I’ve only had two doses so far and they are still sorting out getting it right. I have to go to hospital the Friday before my treatment to clinic to see my consultant. It matters not what time you … Continue reading

A Good News Day :-)

Yesterday was my pre chemo appointment at Velindre (the hospital I’m being treated at). I was very nervous as it was also bone marrow test results and CT scan results. We didn’t have too long to wait luckily as the longer the wait the more I convince myself something is wrong! The bone marrow test … Continue reading