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  Sadly, the system is outdated and not fit for purpose for many NHS patients. Can you imagine watching the desperation of friends and relatives knowing there are drugs that can extend and stabilize her [...]

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I would drink poison if it made me better…

I had posted my last blog and was eagerly ready to start the next stage of the story from 7 years ago in January 2014 but things didn't work out as planned. My phone beeped [...]

Christmas – a time to remember

Christmas tree
I've got to admit that I'm a bit of a bah humbug when it ones to the C word. The C word should only pass our lips AFTER 5th November!! (I do rant about this quite a lot). I [...]

NHS failings

Last week we posted a blog concerning the next phase of Inspections to happen to NHS Hospitals. The CGC announced that the long awaited NHS improvements are to be made. Jo [...]

I had Breast Cancer for Gods sake!

After my breast cancer diagnosis and waiting for the surgery it was an awful, awful time... A restless, sleepless time. We tried to continue on as normal with our 2 children. [...]

Interlude: The ‘Jolie’ effect and decisions…

So much has been written about Angelina Jolie & what will be known as the 'Jolie effect' (remember the 'Kylie effect'?) and her decision regarding the BRAC gene that I [...]

My rock

So, that was it, I was now on the cancer treadmill. I was told by the Breast Care Nurse that due to my age they would 'throw everything at me'. I talked to my sister in law as [...]

Who wants a cup of tea?

It is said that everyone 'has a book' in them... Well I do think I have about 3 books to write but this is the one story I need to tell at the moment. I had worked very [...]

A resolution worth sticking to

There are many New Year resolutions made at the beginning of every year. We see it time and time again. A huge push on diet and exercise, yet how many actually fulfil their [...]

Meet the BDC team – Jo Taylor

Jo Taylor
I was 38 when diagnosed with breast cancer, married with two young children – my daughter was 5 months old and my son was 2 ½ years old. It was a HUGE shock but very [...]