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Isle of Bute, West Coast of Scotland, United Kingdom
Too old to be a rock chick, so I'm the hippy hen! Womb cancer survivor and founder of Womb Cancer Support UK, a national cancer support and awareness organisation.

Saturday, 15 June 2013

The Big 5 - 0 approaches!!

Hello, me again!

In a few weeks time, just over 4 actually, I will hit the BIG 5-0 - yep, I'm 50! Quite looking forward to it actually. WHY? Well, there have been times over recent years when I didn't think I'd get here.

As some of you may know, I was diagnosed with womb cancer at the end of 2009 but I survived surgery, chemo and radiotherapy and I'm still here. Allbeit, in not great health, but at least I am still alive.

So reaching 50 is going to be an emotional day for me. I'm not planning any big party or anything like that. It will just be a quiet day of reflection and contemplation of the future.

One thing I am doing though that I want to shout about from the rooftops is continuing with the fund raising for Macmillan Cancer Support that I have been doing ever since I started this cancer journey.

I am still making and selling jewellery to raise funds but I have also decided to do something a little different as well.

Instead of giving me cards and gifts for my Birthday, I am asking family and friends to donate to Macmillan through my Justgiving page http://www.justgiving.com/Kaz-Molloy# It doesn't have to be a huge amount, (although that would be lovely) just the price of a card will do as every penny counts.

The target I have set is £150 - £50 for each year multiplied by 3 which is the number of years since I finished my treatment (which will be 5 days before my Birthday) so you can see that I will have lots to celebrate.

I hope that you will consider digging deep and adding a few pennies - it would mean a lot to me if you could.

Thank you. xxx

Monday, 21 January 2013

It's snow joke!!!

Well, as I sit here today, the wind is howling outside but thankfully we don't have any snow, unlike the majority of the UK it would seem, judging by all the news reports and Facebook pics from my friends across the land!

It's been a while since I posted here. I am sorry!

I have been so busy with my work with Womb Cancer Support UK, the online support group I setup for women, like myself, who have/had a womb cancer diagnosis.

Its 3 years today since I went into hospital for my hysterectomy - had to go in a few days early due to severe anaemia which resulted in 6 blood transfusions before the operation!!!

I would like to say that I'm fully recovered and back to normal, but sadly that's not the case. I have been left with long term health problems from the chemotherapy and radiotherapy but there you go, swings and roundabouts!!

Needless to say, I still have my lovely Macmillan nurse Morag, come to visit me so I am still raising funds for the charity.

As well as the jewellery that I make and sell via my buteartism page https://www.facebook.com/buteartism?fref=ts I now also sell mobile phone charms that I call "Angels of Hope" https://www.facebook.com/pages/Angels-of-Hope/490513110981929?fref=ts  We have just passed the £200 mark through sales of those so in total I am very pleased to say that I have raised £800 so far for Macmillan in just under 3 years.

Thus wouldn't have been possible without the support of lots of lovely people, including of course the ones who have purchased bits of jewellery and the angels.

As some of you may be aware, I also help to raise funds for a vital womb cancer research project http://www.justgiving.com/Debra-Parry0 through the sale of selected pieces of my jewellery.

So, as you can see, I have been busy!!!