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'LIFE' Blog

'LIFE' Blog

This blog feautures our 'Wedding' category with lots of information relating to weddings, wedding make up ideas and some advice for a stress free wedding morning.

The 'Cancer and Me' blog talks about cancer related issues and my personal experience, positive thinking and the Paxman Cooling System. Hopefully it can give a different perspective to cancer and take some of the fear away. I'd like to take the chance to say to one of my main chemo nurses 'my little micky' (you will know who you are)   :)   who was the first to suggest that I should do a positive blog, hope I make you proud xxxx

Hope you enjoy and please share with your friends and family on social media to try raise awareness. Thank you xxxx

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Doctors and Beating That Bush

Posted on May 10, 2016 at 6:25 PM Comments comments (0)

So the day had come, the doctors visit. My glands had come up again towards the end of the week, but they were big this time, they were lumps, one big one in what should of been the dip of my right collarbone. The left side felt like multiple lumps, a few big ones with little ones attached, another further along towards my shoulder. I just knew I couldn't make excuses anymore, I had to see the doctor and to be honest you get to a point where you are fed up, think pull yourself together and ge...

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Fears and Thank You's

Posted on May 9, 2016 at 5:10 AM Comments comments (1)

I don't like doctors, hospitals or really anything medical related, even though I owe them so much, they still aren't up there on my favourite places to go. I don't think any of us like going to the doctors or hospital but back in the summer of 2015 it was a phobia, medical phobia, I'm sure there is some fancy word for it but I'll just call it medical phobia. Everyone has their phobia thing, whether it be spiders, heights the list is endless. Mine happens to be medical, its silly, its irratio...

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The lead up to the Big 'C'

Posted on May 7, 2016 at 2:00 PM Comments comments (2)

So let's go back to the start, the lead up to the big 'C'.... back to 2014.

I had be suffering for a good while, a couple of years actually, with bad skin. Now I aren't talking the odd bad skin day I mean BAD skin, extremely bad eczema. I had eczema as a child, just the usual back of knees, inner elbow but this cleared and went through my teens with very little problems at all, it wasn't sensitive, good job as when I was training it had all things done to and put on it. I used shower ...

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The Worries of Wedding Make Up

Posted on May 4, 2016 at 5:30 PM Comments comments (19)

Weddings, weddings, weddings! If you are sitting reading this as a bride to be, I'm sure this word is going round and round in your head on a regular basis! Of course its a wonderful occassion, the fairytale day, you and your true love celebrating the love you have, surrounded by family and friends in a perfect venue....sounds like a dream but lets get back to reality! Of course there's that, but then there's a whole lot of stress, decisions to be made, negotiating seating plans of seperated ...

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Cancer and Me

Posted on May 4, 2016 at 2:05 PM Comments comments (29)

Cancer. The C Word. The Big C. However you say it, it doesn't sound good. Most of us are more than willingly to put money in a charity box, sponsor somebody for a charity related cause and we all want a miracle cure that will cure all cancers. What we dont want to do is think of it affecting us. Why would we? It is a grim, depressing thought after all. So what happens when it does?

I was 26. Id say living a normal life like most people my age. I was working full time, partner,...

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The Paxman Cooling System

Posted on May 2, 2016 at 5:40 PM Comments comments (31)

The cold cap. Excruitiating, painful, not worth trying, doesn't work. I assume if you have heard of the cold cap this is what you know of it. That is of course if you have even heard of it all. You hear about cancer every day, this may sound a lot, but even if you are lucky enough to never have been directly or indirectly affected by cancer you'd be surprised if you thought about it, you most likely hear the word cancer at least once a day either on television, radio adverts, television progr...

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Posted on May 2, 2016 at 5:15 PM Comments comments (31)


Well here is a topic I never thought I'd be writing about after personal experience, but such is life! I also thought after cancer, I would never mention it again but then when you come out the other end, you realise it has such a huge impact on your life, that you dont want to dismiss it, or act like it never happened. You want to say it did happen, I did it and I came out the other side. Yes it wasn't always easy, it was tough but it was manageable, it was doable and most ...

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Tangle Teezer, A Girl's Best Friend

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As a little thanks to Tangle Teezer for the lovely products they sent me to try and for offering to retweet my Paxman Pioneer story, I have wrote my own Tangle Teezer story...

Tangle Teezer, you have been in my life now for years. Our journey started one Christmas morning when you were there waiting under the Christmas tree, you were one of the presents I couldn't wait to try. Your box promised miracles for those of the unruly hair, the answer to unmanageable hair but would you live up ...

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The Morning After The Day Before

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The morning after chemo is a little bit like waking up the morning after you have had too much to drink the night before, having been off the booze for awhile this is just a distant memory to me, but you never forget that feeling. You wake up, slowly open your eyes, your brain knows you were doing things that you could be suffering for but for those first few seconds you feel fine, then you start to assess how you feel. If its alcohol related you probably feel fine for those first few seconds...

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