Category: Recovery From Breast Cancer


On Saturday night, Beloved Auntie Susan had a party to celebrate her 50th birthday. It was great fun, and a chance to reconnect with people I haven’t seen in years and years and years. We all ate and drank and chatted, and played the ‘and how exactly do you know Susan’ game, and tried to [...]

Bah! revisited: Minding and not minding

I wrote this post three months after diagnosis with breast cancer. Reading it again, I’m struck by how I had no concept of the long term impact of my dance with cancer on me and my near and dear. Not that all of the impact has been bad, by any means: in many ways we’re [...]


I’ve never been renowned for my grace and poise. Asked to complete the sentence ‘Stephanie has such….’ I can’t imagine anyone putting ‘elegance’ in there. (I’m trying very hard to stop imagining what anyone would put in there, actually. It’s a bit like Googling yourself. Not clever.)
So it took me a while to notice that [...]