The egg in my head

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Update 19: Trouble on the horizon

An update, I don’t much feel like writing this one but I also know that there are lots of friends who care and I need to let you know what’s going on. I had my 6 monthly scan last week in Liverpool. As usual, my 6 monthly scan was over 7 months after the previous […]

Update 18: Another one? FFS

“Two-Cancer Amy” that’s what they’ll call me… A quick start with some good news on the Glioma/Astrocytoma (brain cancer).  Dee and I headed up the road to Liverpool in July for a scan. It’s no fun at all, I got the least nice MRI scanner again which is very small and miserable. I did take […]

Update 17: Craniversary 1

March 14th. I’m not going to forget this date. A year ago from right now, I was recovering from my cranitomy.* Urgh, that was a rough day. Not as rough as you might imagine but fairly rough nevertheless.     In the news today, we learned that Stephen Hawking has died. He and I vague […]

Update 16: Urm… sorry (& Eggcheck 2)

Hi! I’m so sorry I forgot to update you. In summary, I’m feeling pretty good.  I’m full of health and beans and enthusiasm. I have to start with an apology. Firstly, maybe I should never really have written THIS. “So, How are you?” ask very few people since I publicly took the piss out of […]

Update 15 : Scanxiety

So the next scan comes in January. Again, with the help of the therapist I began to understand the “Scanxiety” this brings. It’s not that I’m massively worried, I’m pretty sure it won’t be a bad one this time. If we boil down all the scanning, the waiting and the chatting the result will either […]

Update 14: To floss or not to floss?

Life Expectancy and Flossing I avoided getting into this previously, it’s a tough subject matter to tackle. In the landscape of incurable brain cancers my life expectancy is really pretty good. Yes, it’s that “lucky” thing again. I’ve been trying to think of a way of explaining it. I can’t stand the way someone might […]

Update 13: Therapy & Dying

warning: snotty one I was sad. I went to see a psychotherapist. I’ve nearly always been pretty pleased with my good mental health, especially now as it becomes clear that my physical side is so very flawed. Over the summer, I felt very, very sad. I think my sadness and emotional trauma is pretty much […]

Update 12: Eggshit & Snot

warning snotty one Eggshit Eggshit, brexshit, it’s all shit. Also, I clearly can’t stay away from these puns. Must be the brain injury (and/or my comedy genius is unstoppable) A while ago, my sister mentioned that it might be a bit unfair to miss out all the miserable stuff in my communications. She’s right, it’s […]

Update 11: Plastered

warning: snotty one 2016. The year I gave birth to Ivy, my first, my beautiful, my perfect little baby. That’s what 2016 was meant to be about. Instead, 2016 became the year they found a Brain Tumour. My daughter Ivy is 11 months old now. Last week I finished plastering her room. At last, she’s […]

Update 10: Eggcheck 1

I went for my 3-month scan in June. Another hour in the MRI machine and another big shot of gadolinium juice in the arm. I like to think it’s a bit like the glow-in-the-dark green stuff from the Simpson’s but it’s probably not that fun. Interestingly (*too strong a word?), gadolinium build up from repeat […]