Cancer Mum - Gemma & Laila's Story

Cancer Mum – The Parents’ Perspective. Guest Post by Gemma C.

    The vast majority of cancer patients will have the memory of the day they were diagnosed etched deeply into their brains. The very moment when the world as you know it tilts irrevocably on its axis isn't easily forgotten.   Finding out I had non hodgkins lymphoma triggered an emotional maelstrom of abject … Continue reading Cancer Mum – The Parents’ Perspective. Guest Post by Gemma C.

Lady Sketch 32 Cheeky Cornish Patron Saints

32 Cheeky Cornish Patron Saints You Never Knew Existed: Lady Sketch’s Guide To The Lesser Known Martyrs of The Motherland.

Ahhhhh Cornwall. Birthplace of the steam engine, the telegram, the correctly loaded scone - that is, none of your cream on first rummage - and home to many cheeky Cornish Patron Saints. Us Cornish have our own identity, our own language and have happily been granted minority status. It might sound daft, but I am … Continue reading 32 Cheeky Cornish Patron Saints You Never Knew Existed: Lady Sketch’s Guide To The Lesser Known Martyrs of The Motherland.

Lady Sketch Chemo Diaries – The One Where They Said I was Going To Die… Part 1.

    'An Ellie Goulding song plays on the radio with a beautiful melody which stops me in my tracks. Ellie sings 'It's OK to be afraid.' This reduces me to tears. Sketch puts his arms around me and we cry together for a while. We feel like she is singing directly to us. It's … Continue reading Lady Sketch Chemo Diaries – The One Where They Said I was Going To Die… Part 1.

Lady Sketch Chemo Diaries The One With The Non Hodgkin's Lymphoma Diagnosis

Lady Sketch Chemo Diaries – The One With The Non Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Diagnosis.

Pre Non Hodgkin's Lymphoma Diagnosis...   In November 2011 my second son PJ was born, to myself (Wenna) and my partner (Sketch).   Arriving via C-Section at The Royal Cornwall Hospital Treliske (RCH), PJ was welcomed into the world a week early. A complicated and difficult pregnancy had seen me endure escalating (and unexplained) pain, … Continue reading Lady Sketch Chemo Diaries – The One With The Non Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Diagnosis.

Surviving Lymphoma

Surviving Recurrent Non Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, A Stem Cell Transplant and A Life Reboot.

How It All Kicked Off...   Christmas 2011, and we were sitting for a family photo, our youngest child a matter of days old in my arms. Within a few days I was crammed into an MRI machine, awaiting staging for Non Hodgkin's Lymphoma and facing up to the prospect of a pretty hairy trip … Continue reading Surviving Recurrent Non Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, A Stem Cell Transplant and A Life Reboot.