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✨ Fi Munro, Ph.D. ✨  Fi Munro (Phd) 📚 Author 🎤 Speaker ✨ Soul Sista 🤺 Ovarian Cancer Warrior 🧘🏼‍♀️ Yoga Teacher 💩 Ostomate ⭐️ Buy my book on @amazon👇🏻 #HowLongHaveIGot

My amazing parents surprised my beautiful sister and my new brother in law during the father of the bride speech. I’m still blown away...I definitely get my crazy from them!
I couldn’t love my family more - such a special day. I am bursting with love and joy. I’ve never shed so many happy tears!xxx
One of the happiest days of my life 💖 ...this surprise took months of prep. We had no idea!! ...but I’m gonna be honest...when my dad took his jacket off there was a moment where many of us were worried he was going for the full monty!

#wedding #fatherofthebridespeech #mrandmrsannand #scottishwedding #dadsuprisesdaughteratwedding

Full video on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/1175015659209753/posts/2199447466766562/

It’s three years ago today that I heard the words ‘I’m really sorry, you have cancer.’ Three years since my whole world changed.

I was just 30 years old and I was being told I had stage four, incurable ovarian cancer.

Life since then has many ups and many downs. To say it’s been a rollercoaster would be the biggest understatement. I’ve had chemo, lost my hair, had multiple organs removed, gained many scars and a colostomy bag, I’ve gone into remission, my cancer has returned, I’ve fundraised for private treatment and then miraculously found myself on a life changing trial. Today my markers are in healthy range.

I’ve also trained as a yoga teacher, a reiki and crystal practitioner, started training as a shaman, set up my own business, published two books, spoken at countless events, been featured in two BBC documentaries, been on radio, TV, in magazines and newspapers, hosted events and even met Princes Charles....to mention a few!

But the most important moments in the past three years are not these.

They are each moment with my husband, my family and my friends. They are the moments shared with medical staff. They are the life changing advances in cancer treatment. They are the moments I have hugged my niece and nephews. They are bringing Ozzy into our home. They are the memories, the connections and the new friendships....so many beautiful friends that would have remained strangers if cancer had never touched my life.

Yes cancer has taken from me, but oh has it given too.

I am grateful for my cancer, for the lessons, the laughter and the love.

Above all I am grateful for it saving my life and waking me up to the precious moments in each day.

In my new book I ask the question ‘how long have I got?’ The answer is simple. The answer is the same for all of us. The answer is today. Make the day good.

Thank you for everything xxx

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07MVLYGKW/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_awdb_t1_LcAqCbB1HVD10

Personally I think the #10yearchallenge is utter bullshit and I won’t be taking part! I’ve heard so many people say they didn’t realise how many wrinkles they now had, or how they’d aged, or the weight they’d gained or lost, or the grey hairs they had acquired. Now firstly isn’t it fab to still be alive in 2019! I for one, as a woman with stage four cancer, am freeking super grateful for that! Secondly...sometimes we don’t want to remember ten years ago because we are too busy feeling awesome about today!! 10 years ago I was just leaving a physically and emotionally abusive relationship. Since then I have warriored through some seriously dark times including chemo, pregnancy loss, my heart stopping and multiple organ removal!...but I don’t want to focus on that either...because when I’m comparing me in 2019 to me in 2009 I want to focus on all I have DONE and the moments I’ve loved - my degree, my PhD, my marriage, my books, my business, my laughter, my friendships, my family, my travels...etc!... how about instead of looking at how our face and figure have changed we take a good look at how our heart and soul have changed! #fimunro #howlonghaveigot

I’ll just leave this here... 🙌🏼💖😍✨☺️🌟🧚🏼‍♂️🧘🏼‍♀️ You can currently preorder the kindle copy before the paperback is released.

Preordering is so important for authors as it helps us to get recognised and our work promoted...the more preorders I get, the more people my book will reach. I really want this to go BOOM so please preorder a kindle copy even if you plan to buy a paperback copy. I have reduced the price as low as amazon will allow - which is £1.99. 10% of all pre order profits will be split between Target Ovarian Cancer The Eve Appeal and Ovarian Cancer Action 🙌🏼😍🌟 let’s save some lives!

#pleaseshare
#howlonghaveigot
#fimunro

I’ll just leave this here... 🙌🏼💖😍✨☺️🌟🧚🏼‍♂️🧘🏼‍♀️ You can currently preorder the kindle copy before the paperback is released.

Preordering is so important for authors as it helps us to get recognised and our work promoted...the more preorders I get, the more people my book will reach. I really want this to go BOOM so please preorder a kindle copy even if you plan to buy a paperback copy. I have reduced the price as low as amazon will allow - which is £1.99. 10% of all pre order profits will be split between Target Ovarian Cancer The Eve Appeal and Ovarian Cancer Action 🙌🏼😍🌟 let’s save some lives!

#pleaseshare
#howlonghaveigot
#fimunro

I am so excited that my book is now out in the world!!...Available to preorder NOW!
How Long Have I Got?: The Story of a ‘Terminal’ Cancer Patient https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07MVLYGKW/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_rN5pCbN8R06TV

#HowLongHaveIGot?

I am actually in love with the cover that the amazing @victoriawyliehale created - she literally took my rambled messages, went into my head and produced exactly what I was after! Simply amazing! 🙌🏼

My @pechakucha20x20 talk for @creative_dundee is now available to watch online - how cancer saved my life! - new book ‘how long do I have?’ Available for ore order THIS WEEK! | https://creativedundee.com/2019/01/fi-munro-pkn/

Eeeeekkkk! Sneak peek... #HowLongHaveIGot available to pre order SOON!

Eeek!! I’ve just released tickets for three events as part of my U.K. book tour!

Newcastle - 2nd March
Kinross - 20th March
Northern Ireland - 30th March

Look out! I’m coming!! Tickets on sale here - https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/fi-munro-phd-14899502517

New venues and dates will be added this week.

Please get in touch if you want me to come to a venue near you!

AND as a wee bonus - 10% of all profits from my book tour will be donated across my three favourite charities Target Ovarian Cancer The Eve Appeal and Ovarian Cancer Action so that my story can help save the lives of other women.

Please share.

Lots of love xxx

So far I have book talks planned in -

Dundee
Glasgow
Northern Ireland
Newcastle
Guernsey

I want to reach as many people as possible so if you want me at a venue* near you or you would like to interview me for a podcast, social media live interview or have me come and do some public speaking at your event or work place then please GET IN TOUCH! My diary is filling up and I am sooo excited to be sharing my story and insight with all of you lovelies!

Thank you so much, all of you, for your support!

#PleaseShare

My book is all about how I was diagnosed with stage four (terminal) ovarian cancer 3 years ago when I was just 30. Since then I have been sharing my story in the hope of inspiring others to keep following their dreams always!... Some key things to know about me... 1. I was awarded health blogger of the year 2017 (fkmunro.com)

2. I’m still here despite the statistics!

3. In May 2016 I had 5 organs removed and 4 partially removed. I was told it would be 6 months before I could even walk up stairs...eh I don’t think so!...instead I followed my dreams and 10 weeks after my op I started training as a yoga teacher. I am bow qualified k teach children, adults and pregnant women.
4. I have an 18 inch scar, a colostomy bag, and many other scars and a port in my chest. I also lost all my hair in 2016 (it’s back now). I LOVE to help people to embrace and love themselves & their unique beauty.

5. I do lots of talks & events nationally about letting go of the societal driven pressure women (in particular) are put under. I had a Phd by the time I was 26 and earning a great wage but I was miserable! Now I couldn’t be happier just following my dream & helping others!

6. I presented at Dundee Rep Theatre recently for Petcha Kucha. You can watch my talk here if you want to get a sense of me - http://bit.do/FKMUNRO

8. My first book is on amazon - http://bit.do/FiMunroBook and the next one is out SUPER SOON! I can’t wait!

9. I’ve been featured in TWO BBC documentaries - ‘A Time to Live’ and ‘My Digital Death’. 10. I want to share the message that your life doesn’t have to end when you get a terminal diagnosis - there is still so much LIVING to do! I’m proof!

Update! I’m in my fourth week of reading @juliacameronlive book #TheArtistsWay and it is LIFE CHANGING! Now I know people use that phrase all the f’ing time but trust me when I say it - it actually really is! So this book is all about REconnecting with your inner creative...after all we ALL have a creative side and it is often blocked....but it’s also sooo much more than that and really it detoxes your whole f’ing life. ALL OF IT! This is all SUPER important if you, like me, have ovarian cancer as in energetic terms our ovaries are the house of our creativity...take me...a design degree but never using my talents...it’s sad just thinking about the creative waste for so many years!....
anyway...this book gives you tasks and questions each week for 12 weeks as you uncover and explore EVERY aspect of your life...and I mean NOTHING is safe from in-depth exploration!... I am soooo excited for the next 8 weeks as the first 4 have been challenging and amazing! This week one of the tasks was to not read or watch tv for a week...not because either are ‘bad’ but because we so often get bombarded with other people’s thoughts that we forget to tune in to our own...I see it all the time...seemingly ‘enlightened’ people just churning out stuff they have read as if it is their own insight. No thank you! What I have loved about this week is an opportunity to really listen to my inner wisdom. I mean REALLY! Also...I’ve had sooo much time on my hands as I read A LOT and have had all kinds of adventures in the last 3 days...Edinburgh Zoo for the Chinese Lanterns (go!!); ice skating; walks with friends; drawing; artist dates; evenings with friends; sea side adventures with family...& loads of naps & baths!...who knew how tired my body actually was when I finally stopped the onslaught of constant information! It’s been busy in all the right kinds of way...in fact let’s not use the word busy (because, let’s be honest, it is a bullshit word)...it’s been FULL & FANTASTIC! & while I am excited to read again next week I will definitely be more aware of what I am reading & the information I am allowing to filter into my own precious thoughts. Have an awesome day today my lovelies. Fi xxx

I am beginning to release the dates of my U.K. book tour!! Tickets go on sale next week but in the meantime I am super excited to tell you I will be traveling to @yogahensltd to do a book talk and signing on 2nd March!! Whoop whoop! If you want me to come to a venue near you please get in touch! #fimunro

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