JS Kicking Cancer’s Ass Theme 3 of 13: The Copious Hospital Admissions

Exactly eight years and one month ago on this day, on an ironically sunny Friday afternoon, my mum was diagnosed with stage four breast cancer. My mum’s oncologist recommended chemotherapy followed by a mastectomy then radiotherapy as her treatment plan. After eight rounds of chemotherapy my mum had a mastectomy in December 2012 followed by … Continue reading JS Kicking Cancer’s Ass Theme 3 of 13: The Copious Hospital Admissions

JS Kicking Cancer’s Ass Theme 2 of 13: The Nurse Aides

When my mum became paralysed from the waist down as a result of poorly done radiotherapy to target the cancer that had metastasised to her spine from her breast, her husband moved out and her sister moved in. My mum did not have a good marriage with her husband as he was very abusive towards … Continue reading JS Kicking Cancer’s Ass Theme 2 of 13: The Nurse Aides

JS Kicking Cancer’s Ass Theme 1 of 13: The Paralysis

Catch-22 Would you rather? a) have stage four breast cancer that will kill you in five years? It has metastasised to your spine but you keep your ability to walk or b) be cancer free but become paralysed from the waist down. And as a result of a botched cancer treatment you will live with … Continue reading JS Kicking Cancer’s Ass Theme 1 of 13: The Paralysis