ovarian cancer

Community Fundraiser (Video)

Yesterday my wee hero (and nephew) Jack, with the help of his lovely mum (my big sister!) and two of her amazing friends, hosted a charity coffee morning to raise money for Target Ovarian Cancer.

​The event was well supported by the local community with friends and business donating hundreds of raffle prizes and cakes!

{some of the amazing raffle prizes}

Together they raised an incredible £1060!! Isn’t that amazing!! It was so successful it was featured in a local newspaper!

{photo taken from www.thecourier.co.uk}

When my nephew started to organise this event he wanted half of the money raised to go to Target Ovarian Cancer and half to go to me so that I could buy something to treat myself after my surgery.

{me and my nephew}

Whilst this was the loveliest offer ever(!) it made me uncomfortable. Just because I have cancer doesn’t mean I am any less fortunate than anyone else. I have so much love and support and that gives me everything I could possibly want in the world. I didn’t want to profit from my diagnosis. So I found myself thinking about what I could do with the money that would benefit me and others.

{my mum and dad helping at the event}

I remembered my favourite quote:-

‘everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about, be kind always’

It gave me an idea….


What if I used the money to do random acts of kindness for complete strangers…buy a coffee for the person drinking alone; sit and have lunch with the homeless person sitting on the street; pay for the petrol of the tired truck driver behind me in the queue…and so on and so on.

This serves three amazing purposes:

  1. It fills me with happiness because I get to surprise people and see them smile. 
  2. It reminds people that there is good in the world and always something to be grateful for.
  3. And maybe, just maybe, they will pass on this random act of kindness and together we really can spread love around like glitter!

My husband and I are so excited about the fun we can have surprising complete strangers. This will really help to cheer me up as I continue through my treatment.

We figure that if, on average, we spend £20 on each random act of kindness then we can surprise roughly 26 people. Now isn’t that wonderful? So many people will have a lovely surprise just as a ripple affect of my cancer diagnosis. I’m so glad more positivity can come from this awful disease.

I will of course share stories of the random acts of kindness on here for you all to enjoy!

Thank you to everyone who helped support this event. Especially all of the amazing local businesses and friends who donated raffle prizes and/or cakes and for those who bought raffle tickets.

Together you have helped support essential research into ovarian cancer and together you’ve also made my year! Thank you!

Lots of love xxxx

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Meeting my Anesthetist (video)

I’ve spent the day in hospital today waiting for my surgery tomorrow. It’s been a pretty uneventful day as my blood tests this morning showed that my platelets and white bloods cells are at the right levels for surgery meaning I didn’t need a transfusion – hurray!

I got to meet my anesthetist this evening and he was very reassuring. He talked me through all the various forms of pain relief and monitoring he we will be using on me and I  now actually feel very relaxed about my big op tomorrow!


Aside from that I’ve spent the evening having some quiet time to myself relaxing and keeping calm with some adult colouring which, in my opinion, is a wonderful tool to keep my mind off the next few days.


I’m feeling the calmest I’ve felt since I heard what my operation would involve and this is down to the medical team at the hospital I’m in and the lovely messages I’ve received from my friends and family ( I love you all!). It’s also, without doubt, due to the messages I’ve received from women around the world who have had the same or a similar operation to what I have planned. These messages have come from women whom I’ve never met, each discussing their treatment, operation and recovery in a way that has comforted and reassured me that I am not alone. I am so grateful to each and every one of you for being part of my journey.

Thank you!

I also made a new friend ‘Steven’ this afternoon who has ensured I’ve kept smiling…after causing me to nearly fall out of bed when he flew at my window!


With love and light, Fi xx  

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Surgery Plans – Update (Video)

I met with my surgical team a week ago and they provided me with an update of what my surgery next week will involve.

It’s a little bit scary as they are doing lots during a ten hour operation so I thought the best way to share this with everyone would be through a video of me explaining it in summary…enjoy…and please don’t judge my drawing too harshly.


Love and light, Fi xx