What a difference a year makes!
The first picture is from this time last year, just 10 days before my final round of chemo. Looking at them takes me right back to that time, my entire body felt bloated from steroids, my mouth was so sore I could barely eat, let alone taste anything and I felt like I'd been hit by a bus, my body ached all over. It might seem strange to some that I often look back at photos of that time but when the tough days hit, it takes the edge off to realise how far I have come.
Today I've just arrived in Madeira. I can't wait to jump in that pool behind me and I can hear dolphins playing out at sea. Life is good. And for those who are still in the throws of treatment, when sometimes all you can do is get through the next day, or even just the next hour, please know that there is hope and there is #lifeaftercancer