About me

I am Rosie, a 30 something from NW London, blogging about my experiences as a breast cancer patient.  I am a wife, mother of two, and partner in a City law firm.  I was diagnosed in June 2014 with primary breast cancer.  In December 2014, just as I finished my course of chemotherapy, I found a new lump.  Tests revealed that the cancer had returned and had spread to my liver.  This means that the cancer is incurable and will almost certainly shorten my life.  I am now fighting to stay alive as long as possible, to spend time with my husband and kids.


10 thoughts on “About me

  1. Hi Rosie,

    I am a member of the group Frank Mums but didn’t want to write something on there.

    I just wanted to say that I read your blog today and really wanted to send you good vibes.

    Not that it means much, I am just one person, never met you, but I feel (as a mum of two – one incidentally also called Tali – well Natalia but I call her Tali ) a connection of sorts.

    Your blog is amazing. I very rarely write things on groups or blogs but you write so well and I was very moved by what you wrote.

    Please please keep fighting. Please please keep laughing. Please please fight to make sure that your quality of life improves together with length of it .

    I can barely imagine how you feel but really really wish you well and hope that you get well.

    In the meantime, I once read an amazing book by Jon Kabat zinn – full catastrophe living – helped when I was going through a hard time. I have it and can post to you if you are interested.

    Lots of love and positive vibes



  2. Hi Rosie. I have throat cancer and today I had the same outpouring of emotion to my husband that you have expressed in your blog. Also feeling tired of folk telling me I am amazing…..don’t have much choice but to go forth! I too feel torn. Havent seen my children in 3 weeks due them being full of virus and me between intensive chemo sessions. No matter how you feel, your blog gives strength to fellow sufferers. Keep plodding. Love P x


  3. What a brilliant blog so honest and open account of a dreaded disease we all hope we never get.
    As a nurse who has nursed people with all aspects of cancer, I’ve witnessed the highs but majority of the time I’ve seen the lows that disease does to the individual. .
    I think that everyone that deals with it isn’t brave but they have an inner strength that flows from them when it’s needed.
    I’m glad that I read your blog sending a hug even though I don’t know you because sometimes it’s better than words.
    Best wishes & hoping you get a full and happy life
    Lv Tricia


  4. Hi Rosie I can only say I ache for you. My heart goes out to you, my wife went through breast cancer so as a carer in a parallel universe I have an idea of what it’s like for you and yours. At the end of the day only you can feel the pain, only you can feel the anguish and sense of loss on your your journey you brave and beautiful being. Today on FB there was a quote from Buddah and I am not going holy, but it seems to sum it up for victims of cancer – No one saves us but our selves, no one can and no one may, we our selves must walk the path. May you find peace and understanding and your inner resources stay strong and understanding and empowering.

    Big hug

    Julian x


  5. Hi there … having been through breast cancer and basically doing it on my own with three children I can only say you are not alone and you have to be SELFISH .. something I was not and looking back regret BUT you are being thought of and sent much love and hugs xxx


  6. I have sent on the post about cancer benefits to a friend of mine who is a presenter and reearcher on This Morning and Watch Dog (bbc) . She is passing the story on to her editor. So I hope that the issue gets debated more publically for you. Best of luck and totally worth while x


  7. My deepest, deepst sympathies to all Rosie’s family and friends. I have tried, without success to find the justgiving page in order to give a gift in Rosie’s memory. Please let me know


    • Dear Brian

      I believe a number of individuals have set up just giving pages. We as a family are waiting to establish a charity before we ask people to send donations. In the meantime please feel free to donate to Macmillan Cancer Care, Marie Curie or Chai Cancer Care.

      Thank you.



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