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Meeting Cancer My Way

This is my story about cervical cancer, having a pelvic exenteration and ways I've managed at each stage of my recovery.

This is Hard to Write so I’ve Avoided it.

This is hard to write because I don’t enjoy reading about people who lurch from disaster to disaster in their lives and I’m sure that you don’t either. They often present as victims who never overcome the challenges. Sadly, I feel a bit like I have lurched from...

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Where did Nanette go?

Where did Nanette go?

I realise I’ve been missing in action for a few months. Where did Nanette go? Well, in my last post I talked about going back to have more surgery to relieve the pain and tension I feel in my body and flap that limits and prevents me from living my normal life. I had...

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Like a RollerCoaster

Like a RollerCoaster

I’m mostly a positive person. People tell me I’m strong …… I’m not sure but, as you know, I do try to manage my emotions and meet challenges with a positive attitude. However, since my last post, my emotions have been on a roller coaster and it’s been difficult to...

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I’m Still Here……

I’m Still Here……

Well I’m still here.... no surgery yet but I am in hospital. My surgeon has tried every other avenue available before resorting to surgery. I’m really grateful he’s tried all other options before taking that last big step. I’ve had nerve blocks and a low epidural and...

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Three Months On…..

Three Months On…..

Three months on and, have you noticed, I’ve been very quiet? In my last post I said that I wouldn’t be talking about the flap anymore. Well, that’s why I’ve been so quiet. Really, there’s been little else to think or talk about. Despite my stern words with my flap,...

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I’m Fabulous Thanks!

I’m Fabulous Thanks!

I’ve had a couple of trips to Brisbane since my last post to see my plastic surgeon and have an MRI. I was finding that standing or sitting for any length of time had become really uncomfortable so I flew down for the MRI. By the time I was home again, everything was...

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