How Chris and I used Salesforce to help with mental health

You’re going to think I’m totally pathetic for writing about this!!! For those of you who know me, you probably know that I’m lucky enough to have a job that doubles up as a hobby. I’ve been working as a Salesforce consultant for the last 9.5 years and that it’s always been something I’ve enjoyed doing – it’s very flexible […]

Breast Cancer at 29 – REALLY?! Chapter 9

The Haircut After the appointment with Dr Shah, whereby he had told me I would lose my hair, I became determined to lose it on my own terms. The thought of losing my hair became hurtful, like a stab in the heart; since I had always had long hair and had been working so hard to grow it for the […]

Breast Cancer at 29 – REALLY?! Chapter 8

All Systems Go Little did I know that this was probably going to be the busiest week I had ever known – there was so much to do. When we got back from the doctors that evening we were full of positivity; this was going to get sorted out. They knew what to do with it and it hadn’t spread. […]

Breast Cancer at 29 – REALLY?! Chapter 7

Dr Shah and Lady Stark Sitting in the waiting room at Pinehill that evening I tried to remain calm. I’d been given the name of a Dr Shah; at the time I had no idea he was an oncologist; I’d had to ask the receptionist and when she answered me, she looked surprised that I’d not even looked him up. […]

Breast Cancer at 29 – REALLY?! Chapter 5

Diagnosis The results took a good week or so to come back. Again I tried to put it out of my mind; tried to relax and focus on the future and this awesome new opportunity that was coming my way. I handed in my notice at Capgemini and spoke to the HR director at the new place to ask them a […]

Breast Cancer at 29 – REALLY?! Chapter 4

Tests, Doctors and Realisation The night we got home from Turkey I couldn’t sleep; I just wanted 8:30am to arrive so that I could get Molls off to nursery, ring the GP and get this thing sorted out. I am never good at waiting; if there is something on my mind, I just want it sorted out there and then […]

Breast Cancer at 29 – REALLY?! Chapter 3

You Can’t Ignore it Forever Back to reality, a sense of relief set in that the wedding was over, we were married and I didn’t have to worry about it any more. We were on a high from it; despite a few cockups on the part of the venue we were generally satisfied. As our families dissipated back to their homes i […]