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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.

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!!!