A Holiday at North Stradbroke Island
Our recommendations for a holiday at North Stradbroke Island, Queensland, Australia.
How My Mastectomies Changed My Life … For the Better
Although I had complications after my mastectomies, my life has changed for the better. This is my personal journey after risk reducing mastectomies.
Taking Some Time Out
After some time out from my blog, I feel I need to write about the current situation with the Covid-19 pandemic and how it is affecting people in my local area
Feeling Nostalgic Watching The Tokyo Olympic Games
The Tokyo Olympic Games makes me feel nostalgic for a couple of reasons. I have very fond memories of the Sydney Olympic Games and our holiday in Japan.
Spring Cleaning in Winter
This post is about my love of Spring Cleaning. There’s nothing that compares to the feeling of satisfaction of getting the house sparkling clean from top to bottom.
July Update on Resilience, my Word of the Year
Resilience is my Word of the Year 2021. I chose Resilience because last year I needed every bit of courage, inner strength and persistence to reach my personal goals, after suffering many setbacks.
BRCA Gene Mutations and Pancreatic Cancer
The third most common cancer associated with a BRCA1 or 2 gene mutation is pancreatic cancer. Pancreatic cancer is the fourth most common cause of cancer death in the US and Australia, and has the worst five year survival rate (<9%).
Melanoma – Are You At Risk?
This is a transcript of the Melanoma – Are You At Risk? episode of the BRCA Gene Mutation and Cancer Awareness podcast. It includes an interview with Jordan Hill, who had a melanoma at age 24. Important information for everyone, to raise awareness of the signs of melanoma and how to protect your skin from…
What To Do If You Are Diagnosed With a BRCA Gene Mutation
You have just found out you have a BRCA Gene Mutation. What Next? What the result means, the implications of a positive result and what to do next.
How to Be Tested For a BRCA Gene Mutation
This is a transcript of Episode 3 of the BRCA Gene Mutation and Cancer Awareness Podcast. Episode description: How to go about being tested for a BRCA gene mutation and what testing involves. How to look at your family health history, and what questions to ask yourself to work out whether you are at a…