It took me several years to acknowledge the residual anger that I had following the diagnosis of my husband with brain cancer and his eventual death. I was a young widow with two young children and the life that I had envisaged was no longer possible. I had layer upon layer of anger that I resisted expressing.... Continue Reading →
There is a time and place for remedies - But remedies can not cure cancer! I use remedies, nutrition and alternative medicine for my own healing and health. They help nourish, soothe and calm my body, mind and spirit. For a cancer patient, they also provide provide comfort and hope that you are doing all you can to make your... Continue Reading →
Yoga has been invaluable to me. It has provided me with so many tools and lessons. I had dabbled in yoga and meditation on and off over the years but I did not fully embrace yoga and appreciate its benefits until about two years after my husband was diagnosed with brain cancer. My husband was... Continue Reading →
I've never really been a fan of rollercoasters. Perhaps it is the anticipatory fear, the lack of control, the jolts. Sometimes when you ride a rollercoaster there is section where the ride flattens out and you coast along collecting your wits and stabilising breath - but in the back of your mind you know that... Continue Reading →
The first appointment with the Brain Surgeon. Some key facts about brain cancer. "My husband became a patient focused on survival and I became his carer".
"I felt myself projecting a new persona as I adapted to my new role as a carer. There were so many more layers and dynamics at play."
"I don’t have time to cry or sit with my emotions right now. I have too much to do and my family to look after. "