New Year Resolutions

I wrote a blog back in 2014 “Pinktober it will turn you green” which mentioned the amount of people that decided to make a new year resolution of exercise and by the end of January the mad rush of people had died down to a dribble. Get fit! Diet! Healthy eating! Lose weight! New Year; new you! Get a bikini body! Here we are again, social media is [...]

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Surgery, “Special Achievement Award” from Oldham Sports Awards and there’s more…

Surgery In January 2018 I had a follow up appointment with my breast surgeon. This isn’t my original surgeon from North Manchester hospital.  I happened to miss 2 [...]

Insurance With #DoMoreWithIW

As someone who had primary breast cancer and then diagnosed with secondary incurable breast cancer, I wanted to show my support for this campaign as Fiona and her team have [...]

ESMO18 Munich October 2018

Before ESMO2019 I wanted to give you a look at last years blog that I had written and never published until now.  I was suppose to be at ESMO2019 but sadly I cannot make it [...]

Life on a Phase 1 Clinical Trial

When I was told in late 2015 that I’d secured the last place on a phase 1 clinical trial, I didn’t in my wildest dreams think I’d end up still on that trial almost 4 [...]

Informed Consent

When I was first diagnosed with my secondary breast cancer, my oncologist said that the disease was “treatable but not curable” and those words ring regularly in my head. [...]

Lisa’s ride to recovery

In April 2018 my world changed dramatically when I found out I had breast cancer. I had always been so fit and healthy. Life was good, my husband had just set up his [...]

Mary

Mary now has a terminal disease, there are drugs and trials out there in the rest of the world but she can’t access them because she lives in the UK.  Sadly, the system is [...]

ABC4 – Advanced Breast Cancer 4 Lisbon Portugal – October 2017

In October 2017 it was the ABC4 conference and I haven't posted my blog until now (there's a reason behind this at the end) - this is a conference specifically for metastatic [...]

Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2018

Everyone knows October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  If you don't know you must be living on the moon or maybe you have hibernated for the whole of October.  It's in [...]

ABCD Exercise Retreat to Recovery

"MOTIVATION & EXERCISE THROUGH RECOVERY & BEYOND" Earlier this year I applied to the National Lottery for their "Awards for All" grant after my pilot abcd retreat [...]