ovarian cancer

Race For Life (video)

Today was incredible!

​Today 22 of my dearest friends and loved ones from all areas of my life – including my mum, sister and dad (in a wig!) – came together to pull on their running shoes and run the local 5km Race for Life and I couldn’t be more proud!

I felt absolutely showered with love and support. I don’t think I can ever put into words how special all of these awesome ladies made me feel by giving up their Sunday to help raise money for cancer research! And not just any Sunday either, it’s also Father’s Day today!

I am truly blessed to know such wonderful women!

And do you know what’s even more awesome?…between them they raised over £5000! How insanely awesome is that?!

I could go on and on about how grateful I am but instead I’ll let the photos do the talking for once. I could actually cry with how happy these pictures make me!

Oh and yes, of course, I was dressed like a bumble bee and I even had a mini bumble bee friend with me!…bumble bees are very special to me and play an important role in motivating me on my journey.

Love and light to everyone, Fi xxx

Bald is beautiful – it’s all about embracing the new look 💕

Hubby sporting the most awesome Tshirt in the world!

Ex-colleagues who traveled two hours to show their support!

Ex-volunteering buddy!

Friends and an ex-colleague who is also my much loved companion on my chemo days!

Hypnotherapy buddies!

Ex-colleague and neighbour!Soul sister!

My amazing parents!

Mini support sporting her home made support banner 💕

Seeing my parents finish the race 💕

The post run picnic 💕

The grand total raised by all the ladies running today was an amazing £226k!!!

You can still donate – every penny counts! Thank you!

Together we will beat cancer sooner xxx

ovarian cancer

Look Good Feel Better: Chemo 4 – Day 15

Today, amongst a number of hospital appointments, I managed to slip to my local Maggie’s Centre for their monthly session ‘Look Good Feel Better’.

This session, as the name suggests, is all about making women going through cancer treatment feel better about themselves and boosting their confidence as they adjust to the many changes their body is going through – e.g. Hair loss, loosing eyelashes and eye brows, weight loss or gain, surgery and so on.

The session is run by makeup counter staff who all volunteer their time for free to help us special ladies out 💖☺️

Each of us was given a goodie bag of makeup and skin care products to the value of £350 for free! I know! Amazing right!?!

 This is only made possible by all of the wonderful makeup companies donating the products for free for these sessions!

The volunteers spent about 90 minutes going through all of the products and showing us how to apply the makeup. I left feeling ready for a night on the town!…rather than the hospital appointment I was actually going to!

The best part of the session wasn’t actually all the free makeup – although let’s be honest that’s pretty bloody awesome! – but chatting away to some other ladies going through cancer treatment. It was really refreshing to have a chat about the different side affects from tiredness to nail damage. It was also really nice to chat about different ‘head wear’ such as scarfs and wigs, and also to talk about the whole process of loosing our hair. Most of all it was truly empowering to be in a room full of brave and strong women all going through the same journey in their own ways.

  I’m really grateful to Maggie’s for running the session and for the lovely ladies who volunteered their own time to be there supporting us all. I’m also very grateful for the makeup companies acknowledging women going through cancer treatment and donating their products so that we can feel sexy and feminine and beautiful despite everything we are facing.

It’s also kind of wonderful that non of these companies advertise that they do this and instead donate these products out of goodness rather than self-promotion.

Love and light, Fi xxx

With special thanks to:-

  • Urban Decay
  • L’Oreal
  • Rimmel London
  • No 7
  • Liz Earle
  • Clinique
  • Max factor
  • Olay
  • Anais Anais
  • Estée Lauder