The whole process of dealing with a cancer diagnosis can seem utterly terrifying and incredibly isolating. Following our daughter’s leukaemia diagnosis I felt compelled to use our own experiences to explain some of the many impacts that cancer has on a young person’s life and the way it affects so many people around them.
22nd November 2019
When cancer dominates the festive season
After almost a year of intense chemotherapy, Suki reached the maintenance stage of cancer treatment in early December. But while we were hospital on 22 December, Suki started to feel unwell, she spiked a temperature and was admitted to hospital that same day.
8th November 2019
Mummy, I don’t fit in anywhere any more
“Mummy, I don’t fit in anywhere any more”, such heartbreaking words to hear from your child.
Six months post end of treatment and there’s an expectation that life has returned to ‘normal’, that the events of the last few years are behind ...
29th July 2019
The Beads of Courage are such a clever and powerful tool throughout Suki’s treatment so far.
Receiving a bead each time a procedure takes place in hospital, or when a nurse visits, is very much part of the medical routine; “Have bloods taken, sit down with the nurse ...
8th July 2019
Yet we don’t feel strong
“You’re so strong”
“I don’t know how you do it”
Yet we don’t feel strong, or amazing.
We don’t really know how we do it.