Through the Looking Glass - Another success!

This time last week I was recovering from the month of planning that led to an amazing evening of fundraising at 'Through the Looking Glass'.

To be honest, I wasn’t just recovering from sleep deprivation and a few too many wines, but I was experiencing ‘post event woes’. They hit me hard after our wedding and then again after 'Through the Looking Glass' last year. I was expecting them big time, definitely considering I really didn’t have something to move my attention to (we hadn’t locked in our few days away or found out (thanks to all of you) that we would be planning our kitchen renovation).  I depend on having something on the horizon to keep me going and avoid falling into deep depression that I cannot budge.

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Melanoma March 2016

Come and join Team ‘Dear Melanoma’ at Melanoma March! I will be walking and speaking at the Brisbane Melanoma March  on the 20 March in West End. 

This is the first year that I have created a team for Dear Melanoma and I would love for you to be part of it. You can register for the march at To join the team follow the normal registration process and towards the end they will ask if you want to join a team, at this point you enter ‘Dear Melanoma’. It is that easy!

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I have had a few messages the last month or so from people asking if I was okay because I have been a bit quiet – thank you for checking in, it means the world! When it comes to my actual blog I have been quiet, but for those that follow the Dear Melanoma page, you would know that Serge and I have been super busy!

This observation made me sit down and think why I have not been writing as much. I do not have a pile of blogs scheduled to post on specific dates. My blog is very much written in the moment, often an hour or two before I actually publish them online. They are written in the heat of the moment, in the midst of tears and tantrums, and more often than not, when I am riding the very lowest point of the roller-coaster I call my life.

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What is next for Dear Melanoma? Planning for the immediate future

Here we are again – I find myself sitting in the radiology department at the PA hospital hungry, having fasted all day, and drinking contrast disguised as ‘delicious’ (a very big hint of sarcasm) lemon cordial, all of this for a 10 minute CT scan. A scan that will hopefully tell us that treatment is still working and those little suckers of tumours riddling my body are shrinking.

It looks like the hospital is running behind and I may be sitting here awhile, so what better way to spend my time than writing a blog.

This scan could very well decide my future. Unlike previous treatments, I am feeling very unfazed and not stressed. So, I am not going to write a blog fearing the future and its uncertainty, instead I am going to write about what is next in the world of Emma and Dear Melanoma.

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