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The C Word

The C Word

Today is World Cancer Day and, as with every year for a growing number of families, this year it holds personal significance for my family. In August last year I was diagnosed with bowel cancer after some routine testing for the cause of an iron deficiency. In September I underwent surgery to remove the cancer, part of my bowel, and surrounding lymph nodes. In November I received the news that all my tests were clear and I was cancer free. Such a short amount of time to have so many tests, hospital visits, more info

We Are The Superhumans!

We Are The Superhumans!

Yes I've already shared this on all my social media, but I have to share it again because it's just SO great! I could watch this ad over and over again. It's brilliant. For those of you who haven't seen it yet, please please please check it out below: Here is the signed and subtitled version (which in itself is brilliant). Even if you watch the above, you need to watch this - the interpreter is absolutely worth it: AND here is the audio more info

R U OK?

R-U-OK?

Today is #RUOKDay and Saturday is #WorldSuicidePreventionDay. Everyone experiences things differently and to need help processing and dealing with those experiences is much more common than you might think. To ask for that help is one of the strongest moves you can make. In our world of constant turmoil and stress, support and understanding from the people close to you is more important than ever. So today I'm throwing out the question: R U OK? Until next week, MM xx more info

Happy Father’s Day!

Happy Father's Day!

I want to share a quick post this week to wish all the fathers, grandfathers, adoptive/foster/step/furry/to-be and all other kinds of fathers (including Mums who do both jobs) a very Happy Father's Day! I hope you all are able to spend time with those you love. Until next week, MM xx more info

One Year On

One Year On

This blog post contains trigger warnings so please consider this before reading on. It's been one year since a suicide attempt found my eldest spawn admitted to hospital. I can't say things are better - just different. There haven't been any further attempts which is progress, but the constant monitoring, worrying about mood and diet changes, and the recent introduction of medication has made this a very long and exhausting year. I don't really know what else to say about it. It's just what my reality is now. There is no going back.  We can more info

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