Tomorrow marks my 4 year anniversary in remission! October 17th – another date that is so special to me. Right now I am starting the 2nd year of my Counselling and Psychotherapy degree, something I had been putting on the back burner and afraid to take the plunge into for […]
It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year….
Here we are! The first week of December. My favourite time of the year, hands down! So many wonderful things happen in December. The Christmas tree goes up! 13 year anniversary for me and JD this year, my birthday, besties bday, Christmas Day, New Years Eve….the list goes on and […]
Van Wilder Eat Your Heart Out….
Three years ago today I finished my last radiation session. It was the day in my head that I was finally done with everything cancer related. I thought to myself, right, now it’s all going to be behind me and I can forget it ever happened. That’s not how it […]
Just a Quickie….
Just a quickie this month! I have had the honour of being involved in a allocating Research Grants as part of the PPI Panel with the ICS as you all know (read my blog on it here) and because of this I was asked to write a piece for their […]
3 Years Later & A Chest Of Drawers To Show….
So we bought some IKEA furniture a couple of weeks ago. A chest of drawers and a couple of lockers for the bedroom. The boxes were sitting at the end of our bed, in their daunting self assembly way, bringing up feelings of fear about putting them together that only IKEA […]
Every Little Helps…..
I got to do something very cool last week. I got to be involved in an interview panel, along with 2 scientific professionals, interviewing and potentially approving a cancer research grant, funded by the Irish Cancer Society. Last year I joined their first PPI Panel, which is a Public and […]
Find Your Space…..
Our fantastic gym (Nikafit, in case anyone has not heard me mention it 1,000 times before!) is starting it’s outdoor sessions today. For the last 10 weeks, they have been looking after all their clients online with remote training but now, with Phase 2 starting, outdoor training sessions are available. […]
Enjoy The Little Things…..
Since Covid hit and lockdown started I dipped my toe back into the world of meditation. I had attempted it before but I never really got into the swing of it. I never felt like I could concentrate on it, my mind was always wandering and I didn’t feel like […]
Cancerversary – Celebrating Every Milestone…..
April 27th 2017. A day I will never forget. 3 years and what has changed? I am a cancer survivor. 3 years ago today, I was brought in to see Dr Emer Kelly who had the horrible job of telling me that I had Non Hodgkins Lymphoma. What the actual……F?? […]
Yesterday was a shitty day. I think everyone is going to have them throughout these weird and unpredictable times every now and again and they are all going to be for different reasons. For me, I woke up yesterday morning and was planning out all the things I was going […]