Flower Blossomed Stronger

After my last chemo session on the 1st April, it took 5 weeks for my hair to slowly start sprouting again. I had been quite fond of my low maintenance routine of never having to shave my legs or under arms so it was strange to see hair making an appearance again. When I saw…

Stonehenge’s Summer Solstice 2015

What better way to celebrate my first week of radiotherapy but to get dressed up and ring in the Summer Solstice sunrise at Stonehenge with 23,000 other people!! A 2 hour drive from London, Stonehenge is Europe’s best known prehistoric monument and is one of the seven ancient wonders of the world. Among its many mysteries of how and…

Mad Max: I AM FURIOSA!!!

After the release of Mad Max Fury Road had us all sitting anxiously on our hands with bated breath, I decided to take matters into my own hands. It’s been just over 2 weeks since my 7hr operation (double mastectomy, reconstruction & removal of lymph nodes); I’m a Chemo Queen and I am Furiosa, helping women escape the…

No Pain, No Game – of Thrones

(No Spoilers!) With Game of Thrones shining down upon us and consuming our thoughts, I feel I’ve had my own experience in the Seven Kingdoms during my 9 day stay in the hospital after my double mastectomy operation. Waking up in a delirious morphine daze, I tried to figure out where I found myself as…

Saturday Night Fever!

I have been out of action for the past few weeks as I had my operation on 20th April, which went well and which I’m still recovering from. This time has allowed me to reflect on my appearance on Brendan O’ Connor’s “The Saturday Night Show” in RTÉ’s Dublin studio on 11th April which still seems so…

Amazebald!

When my witty friend Christina first saw pictures of my new look, she cleverly coined the phrase “Amazebald”. Yes Chemo Queens, we are Totes Amazebald !! If it weren’t for chemo, we would never have known what fabulous shaped heads we had lurking underneath our mops of hair. To the Chemo Chicks out there who are about…

Love Your Head Day!

Today is the 10th March and my 32nd birthday. It was also supposed to be the day of my 5th session of chemo however I hadn’t taken the steroids in preparation for it so they sent me away from the hospital for me to do my chemo tomorrow instead. I’m extremely disappointed as I wanted to mark my birthday…

Smile, it’s Burger King!

A few days after finding out that I probably had breast cancer, my best friend Kirby said she was going to take me out for the evening to see the London Eye. Before heading there, she treated me to a slap up mean in a bistro pub. We were both having a lovely deep conversation about faith…