My sixth treatment – the second round with docetaxel – went very well. What’s weird is that despite an increased dose (from 75 to 85), the body pain wasn’t as bad as the first round, although the fatigue hung around a little longer. However, a new side effect hit me: chemo burn, which is basically… Continue reading The stranger in the mirror – Alison De Mars
Dear Marcello, We were married July 23rd 2017, just barely a year after we met. Pretty much since I met you I knew you would be mine. We have a chemistry that lights a room up, and a love that makes others long for a camaraderie like ours. Unfortunately, our partnership was placed on the… Continue reading Dear Husband, A letter to my Hero
Blog post: https://daniellegruzelier.wixsite.com/livealittle/blog/a-new-dani Originally posted: August 15th 2018 I chose to shave my head six days after I was diagnosed and before I even started chemo. The week I found out I felt so out of control of my life, I still do. I felt like my body was no longer my own. I decided… Continue reading A “new” Dani.
Blog post: https://daniellegruzelier.wixsite.com/livealittle/blog/fucking-over-it Originally posted on: 1st October 2018 Excuse my french but today I hit breaking point. This usually happens every three weeks. It has been compiling for a few days now and I took it out on a Sistema in my kitchen. I woke up this morning, no energy, and feeling down right… Continue reading Fucking over it.
Music has been key to getting through my treatment. Here are 5 of the songs I have had on repeat since starting chemo. 1. “The Greatest” – SIA I mean any song that repeatedly tells you you’re the greatest is going to make you feel awesome. I particularly like “I got stamina” and “don’t give up”… Continue reading TOP 5 of my Cancer jams
I have combed the internet for fact sheets about Breast Cancer that are up-to-date from all around the world. NEW ZEALAND View the rest of the infograph here: BCFNZ-NZBreastCancerFacts-Infographic Other fact sheets are available to download off the Breast Cancer Foundation NZ website here: https://www.breastcancerfoundation.org.nz/resources/fact-sheets AUSTRALIA Up to date Australian Statistics available here: http://www.breastcancer.org.au/about-breast-cancer/statistics.aspx UNITED KINGDOM… Continue reading Breast Cancer Fact Sheets
Breast Cancer Foundation NZ has an amazing interactive, informative and graphic Real Signs page on their website. Here there are actual photographs of real womens breasts showing the warning signs of Breast Cancer. Click here to be taken to webpage For me it was the flakey nipple. What alerted you to changes in your… Continue reading Real Signs – Breast Cancer Foundation NZ
"Removing the taboo around men talking about breast cancer and encouraging other men to talk about it with their wives, mothers, sisters is something you don’t often see or hear about but it should be. We should be encouraging the women in our lives to go for regular check-ups." - Idris Alba (Source:**) Image sourced… Continue reading ‘All is love’ Campaign
I searched high and low for information on the internet about this and didn't get much in return. It can be an embarrassing to talk to people about. So I thought me being the no filter kind of girl I am would write about my personal sex life and how cancer has affected it. The… Continue reading SEX AND CHEMO – Dani Gruzelier