Thursday, 29 June 2017

My Breast Cancer Journey E-Book

Available at Amazon

Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Fighting The Storm - My Breast Cancer Journey: Recurrence

Fighting The Storm - My Breast Cancer Journey: Recurrence: Every day we fear that our cancer will return. Every ache and every pain keeps us awake at night. We struggle with the side-effects of our m...

Friday, 13 May 2016

Another Giveaway?

I have 3 more e-books to give away to people in the U.S. (Sorry to people from outside U.S but Amazon only allows for U.S residents)
Be sure to keep coming back or follow me to find out when the giveaway starts. You don't want to miss out!

Thursday, 12 May 2016

Yes We Can...

Damned if you do................

After completing radiation on my right breast in 2013 with very little side effects I assumed, wrongly,that my second time, now on my left breast would be a breeze.
I expected the burns and blisters and the tiredness, that was all just a part of having radiation. This time around though my side effects were much worse than the first time. I found myself feeling very tired immediately after having radiation, I found it hard to keep my eyes open sometimes whilst still driving home. I couldn't rest or sleep as much as my body wanted me to and it was months before I got some energy back.
What I wasn't expecting was damage to my esophagus. I now have reflux. I have had episodes where I get excruciating pain in my chest. I can't swallow without pain, not even fluid. My doctor calls it spasms in the esophagus, caused by the radiation. I've just had a gastroscopy, a camera down the throat, to see how much damage has been caused to my esophagus. I will get those results in a few weeks.

This is just another side effect of breast cancer. Does it ever end?