This day, exactly one year ago, I was told I had cancer. That day was easily the worst of my life. My house had always felt busy yet on that day it felt like everything stopped for a while. I didn’t really know what to do after I got home from seeing my doctor. After… Read More It’s been a year since I was told I had Cancer
Disclaimer: I am not a doctor or IVF expert. This information has come from my own experience, late night-googling and many, many pamphlets. Read with caution. In vitro fertilization (IVF): a reproductive technology in which an egg is removed from a woman, joined with a sperm cell from a man in a test tube (in vitro).… Read More IVF patients: The unsung battlers of the modern age.
The devastation of losing my hair didn’t quite hit me until I actually lost it. Even now, I still have long hair in my dreams and when I wake up, I have to deal with the realisation that it’s gone all over again. This sounds quite vain but my hair has always been a big… Read More Hair growth since the end of chemo
First of all: stop correcting people’s spelling and grammatical errors on Facebook. It’s unnecessary and it encourages people to detest your existence when you’re not that bad of a person. Please, just resist the urge. Second: stop thinking about boys all the time. I know it’s hard when you spend all day at school with… Read More Six things I would tell my 15-year-old self
I loved the attention I got when I was first diagnosed with HL. Everyone was telling me how much they loved me and how inspirational I was and it felt good among the feelings of desperation and anguish. Then once my PET scan came back negative and I started to unequivocally believe that I would… Read More The Fragility of Life
Zoladex: a hormone implant used as a supplement to preserve fertility during cancer treatment. Synonyms: the ‘f***ing horse needle’ – Origin: English (AU). First used by Ben ‘Captain Obvious’ Jenkins around March 2015. Young Adult: A person between the ages of 18-25 who is legally an adult but still too young to really have any… Read More A Cancer Patient’s Dictionary
Looks aren’t everything… but they are important for your own well-being. As long as you’re happy and healthy in life, that’s all that matters. Although, I now realise how much your self-esteem and happiness can depend on how you look. When we look good and we’re happy with how we look, we feel good. Now… Read More Five Things Cancer Has Taught Me