Round up of the lows and highs of 2020…

It's nearly 2021 and I recently wrote about the trauma of what happened this year and posted it on facebook…   It’s been an utter shit year. Covid happened. Diagnosed with a brain met (ie secondary breast cancer in my brain) - targeted radiotherapy for it. Surgery to remove SBC lymph nodes under my left arm all under [...]

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Hair today gone tomorrow…

Like most women my hair was me, I loved having a nice haircut, pre cancer days ie 7 years ago, people would say 'ooo you have lovely hair'. My sister and niece are both [...]

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 [...]