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One year. One WHOLE year today since I found out I have cancer. A year since I was doodling about at home alone, day six of a seven day self-isolation, itching to get back to work and help with Covid, when my phone rang. My GP telling me I had cancer, likely metastatic melanoma. It’sContinue reading “ONE YEAR CANCER-VERSARY”
It is the next day, April 2020. It has been 36 hours since my operation. Today, my brother is coming to collect me and drive me 150 miles to his house. I am getting ready. Washed and got dressed without falling over: check. Nurse has kindly put my shoes and socks on (I can’t bendContinue reading “NHS: Part Two”
Poetry with Goats is a project I started a few days after I got my first diagnosis back in March 2020. I volunteer to help look after goats in a woodland and, in the first lockdown, it seemed the, erm, obvious thing to do to read poetry to them. I may have just had aContinue reading “Not Done”
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