Tag Archives: healing

Fit your own mask first

It’s over. The Neylon family European vacation so many years in the planning, is now several thousand digital photographs and enough fantastic memories to last a lifetime. At least 3 years ago I dreamt a dream for July 2014 of … Continue reading

Posted in Art, breast cancer, cancer, Europe, Family, friends, gratitude, healing, hope, inspiration, Italy, kids, life, Paris, relaxation, respite, rest, Selfie, summer, Travel, Tuscany, vacation | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Walking through life smelling the roses

Life on the 28th March 2014 seems a million light years away from that on the 28th March 2013.  Is it really a year already since “the area of concern” was identified? It seems like yesterday and yet it also … Continue reading

Posted in Australia, breast cancer, cancer, Faith, flowers, Garden, gratitude, healing, inspiration, life, mindfulness, Religion, respite, rest, stillness | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

An expression of gratitude

“You don’t hate me, do you?” I was shocked by the question. “No way! You and the people here saved my life!” Did this gentle man really think that the children he’d operated on had gone through life hating him? … Continue reading

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God give me patience…..but hurry!

The lessons I have learnt over the past 3 weeks have been hard. I still don’t know what to make of it all, but I’m waiting until I can get off the roller coaster, sit on the grass, catch my … Continue reading

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Another day amongst the daffodils

Chemo week and my fourth day of sitting on the verandah in the late winter sun watching the daffodils in full bloom.  I can also see them from lying in my bed and the sofa in our loungeroom.  It is … Continue reading

Posted in breast cancer, cancer, chemo-brain, chemo-fog, chemotherapy, Daffodil Day, Facebook, Family, flowers, Garden, healing, inspiration, Instagram, life, mindfulness, respite, rest, Social media, spring, stillness, twitter | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

This is what it feels like when cells die

There really is no joy in being a cancer research scientist and undergoing chemotherapy. I have become the ultimate bioreactor, complete with incubator and biological waste disposal mechanism. And I hate it. My eyes flew open at 1:10am last Thursday … Continue reading

Posted in breast cancer, cancer, cancer research, chemotherapy, clinical research, healing, life, mindfulness, Research, science, stillness, telomeres, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

The absolute best medicine

I have discovered the absolute best medicine to recover from the trauma of the diagnosis and surgery, and then from chemo, and I highly recommend this medicine to all. The name of the medicine is “hide from the world and … Continue reading

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