Why I have not been blogging

Why I have not been blogging

Its been a while since I last posted nearly 3 months and it isn’t due to exploring some amazing destination but a more serious reason.

Anyone that follows Travel To Recovery will know that I am a Breast Cancer survivor and my blog is about raising awareness of travelling after cancer, with a chronic disease or disability.

Unfortunately I now also need to add travelling with cancer to the list as mine is back. I was ill before Christmas and pain got so bad I ended up in A&E thinking I had gall stones but they found the cancer had spread to my liver and lungs. To say I was devastated is a understatement. When they told me before thinking I might die from this I thought oh no I wont be able to fly for a while. The wanderlust coming out in me I guess.

After getting over the initial shock and speaking to consultants they are fairly optimistic about treatment so at the moment I am having 6 rounds of chemotherapy to see if we can shrink this bastard or even better get rid of it completely.

This isn’t a cancer blog so wont be posting too much about my actual treatment but I will be posting about how I am still hopefully going to do some travelling this year whilst having chemotherapy.

I have so many posts to finish off about the destinations I have been to over the last 3 years so don’t worry I will be posting plenty of amazing content. I had to have a break from blogging just to get my head around what is currently happening but now I am ready to get back into it.

I will not let cancer stop me from travelling

In fact before my 2nd round of chemo next week I have booked a little break away to Great Yarmouth. I have never been to this part of the UK and maybe I am being a little ambitious with travelling that far.

I live in Bristol which is a 4.5 hour drive but I cant drive due to medication so getting the National Express Coach and its going to take 7.5 hours. At least I can sleep and I will just imagine I am on a long haul flight going somewhere exotic until I get off to the rainy seaside town of Great Yarmouth.

you can still go on holiday when you have cancer

I think its going to be too cold to sit on the beach this time!!

To be honest I am really looking forward to it I so need a break away. Just being by the sea will hopefully lift my mood and give me something else to think about rather than my treatment.

I have only had one round of chemotherapy and I have had some side effects such as bone pain, I shaved my hair yesterday as it was starting to fall out and I have a horrible rash on my face but at the moment I am still able to get away. As I have more treatment I will get weaker and suffer more side effects so I probably wont be able to travel as far as this again on my own so I am going to make the most of it.

I have started a new section on my blog called travelling with Cancer where I will be posting how I travel this year which you can find here.

If you are going through a similar situation and need any information about travelling with cancer or a illness please do get in contact and i will do my best to point you in the right direction.


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