A Christmas Miracle | 22 Dec 2017

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I received the best possible Christmas present this week. Exactly a year ago, multiple brain tumours were discovered for the third time in as many years, including activity in the meninges (brain lining and fluid pathways) which usually means “game over”.  As many of you are aware, the next nine months were extremely challenging and in July I was fairly sure I would not see 2018.

This week my brain scan showed EVERY tumour had gone except for an 8mm spot in the area where a big bugger had knocked me off balance all summer. My cautious oncologist called this “fantastic”. Twice.

I am not cured. In addition to my complementary treatments, I am on a new chemo drug (Osimertinib) that I didn’t qualify for under the existing licence but managed to get my hands on (with some incredible help). We doubled the dose to zap it into my brain, which is not without side effects. Cancer cells are still circulating in my blood. But…


I’ll take that. Thank you.

Inwards and onwards to another life-drenched day.

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  • 5th Oct 2018, 8:17 am  Reply

    Hi Sophie…
    I just googled “grief/love” because I read a really cool quote about grief the other day and was hoping to find it again; instead, I found you. Thank you for your wise and thoughtful words.
    I am an artist and, in my vibrant creations, I get filled up with this amazing possibility of being alive.
    I have not been diagnosed with anything; self-diagnosed alcoholic (in recovery 28 years)

  • Mary Ewing
    21st May 2018, 11:49 pm  Reply

    Oor mutual friend, Martha Deaton suggested I look you up. I have stage 4 cancer- breast cancer that has metastasized to my liver and bones. I am interested in learning more about you.

  • Michelle McKiernan
    16th May 2018, 9:50 am  Reply

    Hi Sophie, my lung cancer diagnosis is very similar to yours. I am so glad I found you! I am a 52 year old marathon runner so it was unexpected to say the least. The Cancer Whisperer is always in my bag. Your top 10 tips have saved me time and heartache. Thank you. Xx

  • Paulette Chevrin
    10th May 2018, 10:24 am  Reply

    BONJOUR Sophie, j’ai lu votre incroyable combativité dans la revue Happinez et j’ai eu envie de venir vous rencontrer ici, sur votre blog, pour vous suivre et vous envoyer toute ma chaleureuse sympathie et mon admiration sans bornes!

  • Kelly hudson
    18th Apr 2018, 10:16 am  Reply

    How are you doing?

  • Jane
    4th Apr 2018, 8:12 pm  Reply

    I bought your book 3 years ago when my lovely vibrant mum was diagnosed with ovarian cancer at 80.Your ‘don’t give up’ words are so uplifting and I have followed your progress. Mum is now approaching her 83rd birthday and still undergoing chemo treatment but very positive.I love your ‘talking to horses’ approach. Our dog and horse seem to know that Granny is doing well

  • Jane
    7th Mar 2018, 3:33 pm  Reply

    Wishing well for years to come x

  • 2nd Feb 2018, 8:02 pm  Reply

    Hi Sophie,

    I am so delighted you are feeling so alive.

    With so much love and power to you and your family! And kindness too…

    Dawnie ❤️

  • Barbara Erickson
    6th Jan 2018, 1:03 am  Reply

    I check your website for updates periodically and was so psyched to see this. Just keep going!

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