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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.
One Year On: Some Firsts and a Reminder

One Year On: Some Firsts and a Reminder

Woohoo! I’m a year past my surgery (plus a bit). What an interesting and challenging year it’s been. It’s been a lengthy recovery but more recently there have been a few firsts since my surgery that make me realise that life is getting back to normal. I’ve also had a...

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Having a major life event such as a cervical cancer and a pelvic exenteration has given me a sense of freedom to take some risks and explore some of those perhaps previously unexplored life desires. There is a recognition of if not now..... when? Because of this, I've...

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Life Goes On

Life Goes On

Well I promised you I’d share something for fun this post…. Well sorry, but you’ll have to wait til next time :). I’m not quite ready to share yet. Life goes on and it’s been an interesting time with gains, losses and even feelings of overwhelm at times. As a result,...

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Life Was Good, A Concert & A Mistake

Life Was Good, A Concert & A Mistake

Life was going really well. My flap was healed and I was feeling great. I was starting to think, “I can do this.” It was manageable. My flap was still tight and uncomfortable at times, however, now I understood what was happening, it was OK. I was starting to get back...

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My “New Normal”

My “New Normal”

So life was never going to be the same again. I had to start to recognise that this was a whole, new phase and “normal” was nothing like it had ever been before. There were lots of things to think about: diet, physical change, how to dress, activities, appliances,...

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

The first week of the new year saw both Doug and me in hospital. Talk about starting the New Year with a bang! Our daughter and her husband spent their Christmas New Year break running around back and forth to the hospital looking after us. The year hadn’t started on...

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