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

C Is For Chemotherapy

My mum was diagnosed with stage four breast cancer on Friday June 15, 2012. It was a most fucked up Friday. The next few days after that fucked up Friday are a blur, but I remember my mum had to start chemo with immediate effect. When she came back home from her first treatment she … Continue reading C Is For Chemotherapy

JS Kicking Cancer’s Ass

October is breast cancer awareness month. For me this month used to be about pink ribbons and the various gimmicks to raise awareness. Remember the one where you had to tweet just the colour of your bra with no explanation? That was fun. Then my mum was diagnosed with stage four breast cancer, and there … Continue reading JS Kicking Cancer’s Ass