Cancer took a lot from you, but it didn't take everything. Not once did you lose your courage, your sense of humour, your dignity, your empathy or your ability to love with every ounce of your soul. But the fact that, despite two major operations and around 23 months of chemotherapy, it didn't take your… Continue reading To my husband on Father’s Day…
When Steve died, I was inundated with the most beautiful and thoughtful words from all around - people who knew us, or knew one of us, or didn't know us at all but had heard of Steve's death and wanted to reach out. People opened up about their own personal experiences of loss (some compared… Continue reading Making Lemonade
With April being Bowel Cancer Awareness Month, and today being 17 months to the day since Steve died, I wanted to talk a little bit about bowel cancer and include a brief version of Steve's story. Bowel cancer is the second biggest cancer killer in the UK and can affect people of all ages. This seems… Continue reading Bowel Cancer Awareness Month – Stats, Symptoms & Steve’s Story
Since June 2015, Esmée and I have raised over £3400 for Cancer Research UK and Macmillan in taking part in Race For Life events and Macmillan Coffee Mornings. Knowing that, in my husband's name, we can potentially help others is a heartwarming feeling. This year, I am so excited to be teaming up with The Steve… Continue reading Healing by Helping – Charity Football Match & Family Fun Day
Something that took me by surprise after Steve died was that quite a lot of the people I thought would always be there for me, suddenly weren't. I know, I know - they probably found it hard and didn't know what to say. I get it. I won't dwell on that part, because this post… Continue reading Finding Your Tribe
Those who have followed me for a while may know that this isn't my first blog. Back in 2012, when my boyfriend at the time was diagnosed with bowel cancer at the age of 30 (I was 21), I started a blog about our journey throughout his illness.