Partner, sister, friend, family member, employee, interior design lover, cake baker, dog Mama and now… Cancer Patient. Take my hand and let’s talk about all things life related. This is the story of a girl who is walking the tightrope of life with great passion and more than a few tears. We are going to need cake!
Where to start? Maybe I should start by introducing myself to you. My name is JJ and I am living with Metastic Cervical Cancer. This journey has taken me to the darkest places of my life and yet allowed me the most intimate and heartwarming moments with those I love. With more than its fair share of hilarious moments thrown in! Yes, living with cancer can lead to some of the funniest times of your life, a novel concept I know. #cancersituations became a running joke within my household as one thing after another fell apart or broke inside and around me – more to come on some of those beauties later…
I should probably apologise in advance for a few things. Firstly, I am well known amongst my friends and family for being a “just sayer” and I want to try and harness that skill within this blog, maybe not so much of a skill when you piss your boss off for the 5th time in a meeting for pointing out the bleeding obvious but you know I am assured by those who aren’t paid (too often) to put up with me that it’s a good thing. BUT it means I am not always the most tactful person around sooooo you’ve been warned, when I say warts and all I mean warts and all! (I’d love to say not literally but I’m afraid if there is one thing I’ve learned about living with cancer it’s that anything can happen!) Secondly, I am an atrocious speller (why do I choose to use the most complicated words too? Sucker for punishment clearly!). And thirdly, I am starting this blog at the end of my treatment (hopefully!) so chemo brain is fierce and can I remember what I actually wanted to put as my third apology, no I cannot! But apologising for the fact that I will go off in tangents, forget what I was saying, forget what you’ve asked me to do and on and on it goes is a constant fixture in my life currently so it’s only fair that you guys get to experience this bit too. After all I did say “warts and all”.
So grab yourself a cup of tea and some lovely cake, we need it. And let’s live.