'Through the Looking Glass' is an event inspired by the little luxuries in life that we often take for granted or restrict to special occasions - think champagne, flowers, pavlova, chocolate and cheesy music.
'Through the Looking Glass' is hosted by Emma Betts, from Dear Melanoma, a Stage 4 melanoma patient. After being told that she may only have 3 months to live in January, Emma was lucky enough to gain access to a clinical trial that has bought her much needed time with her husband, family and friends.
'Through the Looking Glass' will be a night that you won't want to miss.
'Through the Looking Glass' is an event inspired by the little luxuries in life that we often take for granted or restrict to special occasions - think champagne, flowers, pavlova, chocolate, and cheesy music. Read More
Since writing this blog, I have had many people contact me sharing their story and asking advice. The majority of the people that write to me are Stage 1 melanoma patients, so I have decided to write this post for them. For those of you that don't have Stage 1 melanoma, I hope you still find it useful... and a little entertaining!
Here is my advice for you!
1. Three monthly skin checks
Annual skin checks are recommended for the general population, but once you have been diagnosed with Stage 1 Melanoma this changes. You are strongly recommended to have 3 monthly skin checks for at least 2 years. It is only when you have not had a recurrence that your 3 monthly skin checks can return to 12 monthly.
Three monthly skin checks will aid in early detection and ensure you remain at Stage 1. Read More
One of my biggest internal struggles on my cancer journey has been with the sometimes exciting, but largely depressing, notion of a bucket list.
My choosing to have, or not to have, a bucket list would change every few weeks. But I realise now, the weeks when I was pro-bucket list I was convincing myself that ‘living in the moment’ and ‘making the most of life’ were phrases that instilled purpose and happiness in a time of uncertainty and sadness. However, when thinking about what I would write on my bucket list, I did not feel like I had purpose and I definitely did not feel happy. Instead, I felt defeated, upset, and I felt like I was dying.
For me, a bucket list was a reminder of what I could not have. Read More