This video blog is an ongoing narrative of my approach, attitude and experience of being diagnosed with two type of cancer. I started posting these blogs to my facebook page a few weeks before I was first diagnosed in 2017. I knew something was up. I wasn't living in a body (or in a life) that I wanted.
So much has changed since those early days and I still continue to post these blogs because they allow me to feel the qualities of expression, vulnerability and connection throughout my ongoing dance with cancer; and these are the valuable qualities of creativity.
Confessions of Inertia
Isolation VS Community
Bowel Cancer diagnosis
1st Mistletoe Injection
A Birthday for the body
23rd June 2017
Grief before bowel surgery
I've enjoyed having cancer
I shrunk my butt tumour
When sh*t gets real
Learning to reach out
Sing & laugh through cancer...
This song was written by Chloe Twohig, my seriously awesome friend who performed at a Backyard Benefit to help raise funds for my living expenses whilst going through cancer. She always makes me laugh whilst holding my hand.
Backyard Benefit is an inspiring way to crowd-fund for a friend in need. All you need is a backyard, a band & an event listing on the fb page to show someone they are worth gathering for.
Disrupting old patterns/ creating a new lifestyle
Delaying surgery / Needing more time
This cancer needs a KING hit!
It was recently explained to me that battling cancer
is like being in the boxing ring with a super villain. You are there with your
boxing gloves on, your fists are held high and you are jabbing
punches left and right. Your opponent however is much bigger than you and never
goes to sleep.
This fight with cancer is keeping me on my toes 24/7 and after 4 months of skipping around the boxing ring, I'm getting exhausted. The tumour in my breast is stagnant. Regular scans show that it occasionally increases or reduces in size. But that's not enough. It's time for a change of tactic.
Breast Surgery # 2
Infection after mastectomy
Breast Surgery # 3
Back flap surgery
Another King hit:
Chemotherapy is on the table
Chemotherapy: Time to catch those C Captains!
Remission is a project
The cracks are where the light gets in. Descending into 40
Breast Surgery # 4
Full lymph node clearance