Doubts, Control and Acceptance

Its been a long time since I last managed to compose a post for my blog and in essence that’s actually what this post is all about. It isn’t going to be a post about lots of nasty side effects of chemotherapy but because of its impact on The Vintage Shetland Project it does have to be about one that I have experienced, and that is chemo-brain (or chemo fog). Exactly why people experience chemo brain and why it affectsRead more

The Half Way Milestone

It seems a long time since I last posted. Getting through each chemotherapy session has been all an encompassing, exhausting and thoroughly unpleasant experience and to write honestly and openly I need to say so, but I am reluctant to paint a distressing picture for anyone who might be just beginning this journey or may know someone who is travelling this road. But I must be truthful about my experiences if these posts are to mean anything. I have nowRead more

The Day to Day of Living with Cancer

It dawned on me as I sat down to write this post, that the title above is somewhat inaccurate, or at least it has been for the last five weeks. It really should be The Day to Day of Living with the effects of Chemotherapy. My breast cancer is in itself not something I am truly physically aware of on a moment by moment basis. There is little or no pain and the lump is hidden under my skin soRead more