Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Monday, July 22, 2013

Friday 19th July 2013 - 7 Years Clear!

I had a really good feeling when I woke up on Friday morning last week because exactly 7 years ago on the 19th I made my way to the hospital to have my meningioma removed. I was very apprehensive and scared and lots of worries were invading my very happy life. I can report that it was accessible, it was benign, all was removed successfully and I am still here, still living my happy life thanks to the skill of my medical team. So, I woke up and decided to take the day off, read my book on the beach for a few hours, maybe buy a bottle of bubbles for dinner and celebrate in style!

I did all these things and enjoyed my day with my fabulous husband and family. Later that same evening I received a distressed email from a close friend to say that his brother had just been diagnosed with a malignant brain tumour but not many details at that stage. I offered my support and advised how important it was for him to stay positive for his brother and to remain calm until further details were forthcoming.

Was this my poke in the ribs to remind me to forever be grateful for how lucky I am? Was it a message to celebrate but to remain cautious? Whatever the message, I remain very thankful and always aware that there is always someone, somewhere else fighting to survive.

Friday, June 28, 2013

So Exciting!

I have been so excited this week! I'm proud to say that I am now a published author on Amazon and for those of you that have been patiently awaiting this long sort after event, I am pleased to shout from the rooftops that my book can now be downloaded for kindle, iPads and in fact any ereader device as well as being available in a paperback version.

Really hope you enjoy and thank you for being so patient. Go grab your copy today and I would really appreciate any reviews on Amazon or simple feedback here:

Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0044R9DDU
Amazon USA: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0044R9DDU

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Headway - The brain injury association

Thought it worth mentioning this organisation to you all.
Although not specifically for brain tumour sufferers they do offer help such as neuro-psych testing and some rehab to assist returning to work.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Mobile Phones Again!

I know this is not about brain tumours but I have made many posts on this blog about the suspected correlation between mobile phone useage and brain cancer and now we have another suspected link to breast cancer. I cannot believe that bras are actually being sold with a built in pocket!

Seems commen sense after reading this to keep your mobile away from your body at all times. Guys...consider the pocket problem or tucking them in the top of trousers and another no, no, is sleeping with it under your pillow or next to your head so that you hear the wake up alarm.

I urge you all to watch this 3 minute video. It is a scary message!

Help The Petition Please

Keep the momentum going. Consider signing please.

More Funding Required For Brain Tumour Research.

Please click above link and add your name to the petition.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Hannah Bradley's Story

The Huffington Post have recently shown the following article about Hannah's fight against a very aggressive brain tumour called Anaplastic Astrocytoma.

Hannah's desire to beat this cancer led to make a number of treatments, clinical trials and lifestyle changes. One of the biggest changes has been dietary; specifically cutting out most sugars from her diet.

Learning that the exclusive food of cancer is sugar, Hannah cut out, almost completely, starchy carbohydrates and refined sugars by incorporating a sugar free/starch free food plan. The idea being that this diet would feed the body and mind and starve the cancer into submission.

Worth a read and find out more information by visiting:

Lovely couple. Pleased to hear she is progressing well and I wish both Hannah and her partner Pete all the best for the future.

Friday, March 29, 2013

Nausea Drug Can Kill Brain Tumours

Interesting article on ZeeNews last week. This find certainly offers further opportunities to study possible brain tumour treatments over the coming years. Let's hope the funding is available:

Recent research from the University of Adelaide where the use of a drug called Emend has been used to stop substance P (a peptide associated with inflammation in the brain). The result was found to be a reduction in brain tumour growth - and also caused cell death in the tumour cells.

Very Exciting results!


Hat Wearing Day For Brain Tumour Research 28th March

I joined everyone one else and wore my hat for Brain Tumour Awareness on 28th March, how about you?

Donation from this years book sales confirmed below.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Just How I Felt

A very moving presentation by Stacey Kramer this week.
I felt so very much the same.

A 3 minute parable that shows how an unwanted experience - frightening, traumatic, costly - can turn out to be a priceless gift.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Brain Tumour Awareness Month

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I just supported Bandanas for Brain Tumours - a fundraising and awareness campaign by the Brain Tumour Charity.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Brain Tumour Awareness Month

March is Brain Tumour Awareness Month. Buy a Bandana today and show your support. Just bought mine and I will be wearing it all day 1st March.
I'll post a picture I promise.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013


Looks like something worth watching and hopefully it will generate more interest and awareness. Missed last night unfortunately but will certainly watch next week:

New weekly show from Liverpool's Walton Centre.
The series follows some of its most impressive, groundbreaking surgical stories through the stories of the patients, each of whom suffers from a different neurological condition.

"The brain is the bit that makes you, you," says neurosurgeon Andrew Brodbelt. But what happens when something goes wrong with it?

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Where Have I Been?

I have to say I have been a really bad blogger for the latter part of 2012. I don't know where time went.

After leaving Australia and returning to Cyprus I went through the usual routine of re-nesting at home. Completely cleaned the house from top to bottom, decided on a few new pictures, had a few things fixed and thought about redecorating. My husband called a halt at that as he thought he may have to become involved - hanging up new pictures was enough of a challenge! DIY has never been his strong point - luckily, I didn't marry him for those talents. Lol.

Christmas and New Year were quiet and very pleasant and before I knew where I was I had woken up in 2013 with a few more inches to my waist!

I feel enthusiastic and excited for my plans for this year and we have now completed and launched out new Kindle Course showing anyone who wishes to self-publish on Amazon exactly how to do it. You will see that my book is now up on Amazon for anyone with a Kindle, iPad, iPhone or eReader so head on over to Amazon and take a look.

If anyone else is interested in getting a book up in front of loads of people on the Amazon market, whether it is to help people or tell their own story take a close look at mine and my husbands course. It's real easy - I promise!

How To Create And Sell Ebooks On Kindle

Have a great New year everyone and keep well.