It seems to be a bit of an oxymoron being the Happy Smiling Cancer Girl, it’s ironic. I am happy and smiling most of the time but I’m forever the cancer girl. It’s a little salute to who I used to be and a middle finger to what I am now.
I’m based in Oxfordshire, UK 🇬🇧, you’ll find me bungling through the minefield, that is now my life, of Stage 4B vaginal cancer. I receive my treatment at The Churchill Hospital, Oxford.
Before my diagnosis I was a glass half full kind of girl and throughout my treatment that stayed the same. I rarely thought that cancer would be the death of me… But sometimes those little niggles occur at 3am when you’re alone. I’ve got some mighty strong genes in me, so I have no plans of this defeating me. I’ve decided that I’m practically indestructible! I’m not gonna sit on my arse, I’m actually going to use this diagnosis to my advantage. So here it goes, welcome to my journey of stage 4B vaginal cancer as The happy smiling cancer girl!
Never heard of vaginal cancer before? Nah… Me neither before it all kicked off. If I’ve piqued your curiosity you can read more about the symptoms and different treatments for vaginal cancer via The Eve Appeal. A fantastic charity for any kind of gynaecological awareness.
I hope you find some of this useful whether you crossed my site by chance or for a purpose but please remember this is my life and not my medical opinion.
As of 21.05.18 I have been declared N.E.D (no evidence of disease!) This is a real turnaround for me as I’m sure my oncology team, and certainly I, never thought I’d get to this point. To make it clear it’s not “the all clear” you hear people talk about but its good enough. For a short period, at least, my treatment is finished. However the nasty bugger that cancer is, it will come back. Until then you can find me living my life and giving the finger 🖕 to cancer!