Metastatic Melanoma / Stem Cell Transplant

Melanoma You know how I said 2018 would be my year? Ha ha ha. If you’re reading this you probably already know that the melanoma I was diagnosed with on my left ear last year has metastasized (fancy word for when the cancer spreads beyond the original site). A couple of days into January I […]

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Genetic testing results – the best possible ending to my year!

There aren’t enough superlatives to describe how happy I am that this year is nearly over. It started in March with an excruciating flare of my lymphocytic enterocolitis, and rolled into April with laser surgery on my dysplasia. A couple of days later I ended up in the ICU with hypokalaemic paralysis (which led to […]

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Surprise! It’s a melanoma. 

Warning: there is graphic content in this post. Continue at your own p-ear-il and if you’re easily queasy maybe st-ear cl-ear 😂 There’s not much of a bigger vibe killer than being told you have cancer. The doctor at the skin cancer clinic delivered me the news over the phone on a Wednesday afternoon whilst I […]

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~ Neutrophilicious ~

Well, well, well. I did say I wouldn’t update this blog again until I had neutrophils, and now I have NEUTROPHILS!!! As I’m sure you’re already well aware if you’re reading this, because I have shouted it emphatically at anyone and everyone within physical and digital hearing range. Not only have I had neutrophils for […]

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Hiccups, perspective & resilience

Hi everyone 🙋, I’m going to preface this blog post by letting you know I never planned on writing it. I have told myself repeatedly over the past weeks that it would not be good for my mental health to blog about what is happening to my body. But I wanted to update you all […]

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