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I’m finding it incredibly draining and tired all the time waiting for the operation. I’m pleased it’s only a benign lump that will be simply sorted out but I’ve never […]


Today I went shopping for pajamas that do up at the front and a post-surgery bra. Usually I would be looking fo some lovely matching lingerie and choosing the prettiest […]

September blur

It’s difficult being focussed on anything. I’m either trying to handle Mum’s death, sorting out the many tasks that we need to do to notify companies and people of Mum’s […]

Biopsy results

I arrived at the hospital in plenty of time and took a seat in the waiting area. I anxiously looked up every time the door opened and eventually my name […]


I didn’t make the ball with my brother and his wife. I’m gutted as I had really really been looking forward to glamming up and having a good boogie but […]

Hospital tests

The 4th September felt like the longest day in history. My appointment began at 9.45am with my first meeting my consultant. In my usual way, I hid my anxiety with […]

The hospital call

My mobile rang at 7am and blurrily I took the call. It was the hospital calling to say they’d received a fax from my doctor and wanted to arrange an […]

Doctor appointment

I am so lucky to have the best doctor in the world.  He knows that if I ask about something there is a genuine reason why I’m asking, he also […]

Finally I call the Doctor

Hindsight is a wonderful thing. I should have seen my doctor sooner but I was determined that the lump was ‘just going away’. Surely it had been down to all […]

Mum’s funeral and the lump

Mum’s cremation and thanksgiving service is arranged for today. Fortunately during the final months I had been able to discuss with Mum what she would like so when it came […]

Next two weeks

During the two weeks following Mum’s death, I was acutely aware of the support that I received from friends, family and colleagues. I busied myself with organising, planning and arranging […]

Mum dies

I think this is the start of the journey I want, and feel able, to share with you. My Mum, who I, like so many daughters had a sometimes difficult […]