CANCER, YOU ARE A DICK!
This is a place for me to share our journey with my husband Al's incurable cancer - Myeloma (blood cancer). My hope is that by sharing our stories, little victories, resources & my own experiences of going from wife to carer, I might be able to help others feel less alone, scared & overwhelmed.
The adventure we never expected!
My account of us learning to live with multiple myeloma.
From diagnosis to the now.
The Myeloma Mountain
What the F**k is Myeloma...?
In my eyes caring for a spouse with cancer is the loneliest journey of all. I hope to create a place to share, vent & help others know they are not in this alone.
You don't have to suffer in silence!
Caring is Sharing
Being a carer is bloody hard yakka!
Here are some resources we found
really helpful in what felt like a minefield of scary cancer babble.
A Helping Hand
Information overload is flipping exausting.
A list of things we have discovered along the way that we hope might help you know what to say or how to help a warrior...
How to be an Amazing Friend to a Warrior
& how to support their loved ones.
OUR MYELOMA MOUNTAIN
Loving someone with incurable cancer.
From diagnosis to how we learnt to cope
This isn't a short story, a lot of people know my husband Al was diagnosed with myeloma in 2016. Due to having to take time off from the cafe and the impact this has had on our opening hours we have had to be pretty open about why I have not always been around. However this is the first time I have felt ready to write about our cancer journey from my perspective. It is not a short story, nor can it be told in one sitting but it is from the heart and I hope it will help others in similar circumstances realise they are not alone.
MYELOMA MOUNTAIN: PART 7
Stem Cell Transplant & Recovery