In the Spring of 2004, my mother began complaining of a pain in her hip. I suggested she see a physio. Ten years earlier she had had breast cancer. It didn’t occur to me for a moment that the cancer had come back. By the time we found out that it was secondary (or metastatic) breast cancer, the disease had spread throughout her body. She died in the Spring of 2005. I don’t talk about it much, and never publicly. But a woman called Jo Taylor made me think twice.
Worrying about looking good when you’re battling cancer might at first glance seem trivial, but the truth is for a lot of women it’s not. Many cancer treatments have visible side effects which can make you feel self-conscious and less confident. We think that anything that helps you take your mind off your treatment and feel more like yourself can only be a good thing, so in our latest blog we’re suggesting a little pampering this holiday season!
This time of year can be difficult if you’re having treatment for cancer. The celebrations, parties, visits with family and friends, shopping, travel, eating and drinking can all be a bit much. Let’s face it, even without cancer it can be utterly exhausting! But if you’re undergoing/recovering from cancer treatment you may not feel physically or emotionally able to join in. If you are finding the whole season a bit daunting, here are a few suggestions that might make it easier.