Hurricane Gemma

When I was diagnosed with Stage 4 in 2021, writing a memoir came to the forefront of my mind. I asked on LinkedIn if anyone knew any ghostwriters. Why use a ghostwriter? Why not write it myself? Share This:

The Next Stage of Treatment – Spaying

At the first appointment with the oncologist back in 2013, I was so focused on the prospect of starting chemo that it feels like I barely acknowledged the conversation we had about the future. I vaguely recall a discussion about the drugs having about a 20% chance of causing infertility (or was it 50…?). Share This:

Surviving the Change

I’ll not lie, this time around, recovering from cancer treatment has been a very different experience in a number of ways; in other ways not so much. So what’s actually changed since surgery and how has it been to cope with? Share This:

Surgery Options and Donations

I talked previously about the mixed emotions that we’ve been having since this all kicked off again; this time I want to talk about determination. If you’ve seen Salesforce’s Trailblazer video, you know it opens with the line “I’m a very determined person.”. The truth is, it’s because I am pretty sure that if I wasn’t, I’d still be sat here […]

Breast Cancer AGAIN? Really?!

I was cocky as hell when I went for the latest annual mammogram; laughing and joking with the receptionist that I couldn’t wait to squish my boobs in a fridge door again. I was even a little blase and lighthearted – “oh, here we go again, another mammogram. Tut. I can’t wait to be off the Tamoxifen.” Share This:

Breast Cancer at 29 – REALLY?! Chapter 11

Side Effects, Wigs and Losing my Hair Having swallowed a good load of pills and had a reasonably good night’s sleep, (despite crying myself off to sleep, still thinking “WHY?!”), I was feeling a little better the next day. Besides, I had to get up for Mollie. I just kept taking domperidone pretty much all day. I remember just feeling […]

The Crossover: When Cancer and Salesforce Collide

This blog has an unusual name because at the time I started it, I didn’t want to commit to blogging about a single topic. I decided I was going to write about my experiences with cancer, perhaps some genealogy and a little Salesforce. The cancer story got to ten chapters before my goals changed and suddenly I was only blogging […]