A slightly disturbing sidebar comes up when I go into this blog to write something. It says “Related searches: Advanced Breast Cancer” and shows a picture of a surprisingly jolly looking lady hooked up to a machine and being proper poorly.

Let me be quite clear here: I am not poorly. I am cycling 40-50 miles a week, I’m holding down a demanding job and 2 pre-teenage children, I am wifing a husband who is doing 1 1/2 jobs because he is between partners, and I still manage to bake. I am not poorly. I am a goddess.

And another thing. Cancer Research posts keep popping up on my facebook page. God knows, I support them, but the posts are ALWAYS about people who have been “cured” of cancer thanks to scientific research. I’m probaby being a bit hypersensitive here, but am living a valid, positive life that has been prolonged by scientific research. I’m very grateful. We can’t all be cured, but we can all live meaningful lives.


About sarahsouthwest

I'm now in my early 50s. I started writing again as a way of exploring the world, and feel that over the last 2 years I have really grown as a writer. By day I work with children and young people with mental health difficulties. I juggle my own two children, my work, my writing practice, generally managing to keep all the balls up in the air.
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