My name is Jen - mother of two, wife and just diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer.
This is my first blog, hopefully I'll get better at it as I go! I thought I would give it a try because lots of friends have been ringing, texting and emailing to ask how I am going. And I really appreciate each and every one! Im finding it a bit hard to pick up the phone just yet as Im still in a state of disbelief. It feels like my old pre-cancer life (which I was quite happy with by the way!) has been ripped away and now I live in crazy, scary new post-cancer world - and I dont like it! Its hard to talk to friends for the first time since my diagnosis - 'how are you? By the way I have cancer and its serious' - bit of a conversation killer! So I thought perhaps I would blog updates on how my treatment is going so that you don't have to ask (unless you want to) and I don't have to answer (unless I want to). Because in between cancer and the horrible treatments are birthday parties, sports days, play dates, bbq's and hair cuts! Kids help to keep life normal and on track! So if you like, check back every now and then for a quick update so next time we see each other we can talk about more important things!