Hey! It’s been a hot minute…
I know it’s been a pretty long time between posts… I have been relatively well since my stem cell transplant on 14 February 2017, as well as someone could be. I didn’t die. I guess that is what I’m trying to say. I had so many plans for this site, grand ideas to create a […]
Validating acts of charity
When strangers do selfless acts for others – should we validate it on social media? – A ‘ThinkWithCancer’ piece. By Billy C I’ve been coming to the same cafe nearly every morning for 5 years, it’s a few doors up from my tiny little flat in Fitzroy. Non pretentious, old skool and a bit shabby. […]
Telling people you’ve got cancer
So you got the news today, you’re sweating, or (metaphorically) shitting yourself. You’re wondering who to tell, and how much to share right now, right? You don’t want to be a burden, you’re always the one who helps others and you’re SOOOO selfless, right? Have you ever considered that NOW, yes, RIGHT NOW is the […]
Every year lived and not dying from Myeloma is a good year. 2018 is all about reaching new heights. Growth, challenging myself and posting cliche images with tongue planted firmly in cheek. This year is all about managing health positively, enjoying the small wins, experiences over ‘things’, growing past being ‘sick’ and not limiting myself […]
nine months later
Happy Birthday! Happy birthday to my immune system which was installed in February 2017. Happy birthday to me! on October 31, I survived 255 days post-transplant, beating the odds that were not in my favour, and thus proving evil never dies! It’s certainly been a wild ride these past few months, with countless followup doctors […]
Whoops! i’m not dead.
I noticed a bit of a problem with the site this week when I put aside some time to do some more writing. It turns out the posts I saved during my stay in hospital never posted as published (fuck fuck fuck). And to top it off, they have all mysteriously disappeared from my drafts […]
An uneventful transplant
Happy Birthday! I had my new immune system installed on 16 February 2016. It consisted of 5.5 million of my own blood stem cells, which were harvested via a process called Apheresis in October 2016. As I was quite unwell and unwilling/reluctant to continue to the next stage at that time, I agreed with my […]
Day Zero – stem cell transplant
Today marks a very important day in my life. I have my brand new immune system installed today, in the hopes it will rescue my body from failing and gift me with a deep remission of both blood cancers, and a better quality of life. Can’t say I’m looking forward to it, it has been […]
Sharing my story with video
I did something super ballsy tonight, I made public a video talking about my two blood cancers, my treatment and the realities of the prognosis. This four-minute video was the product of over 2 hours worth of footage, some scripted, some completely from the heart. It was very confronting to do and I struggled to […]
We’re moving in!
We are busy behind the scenes making this look real pretty! Site launches very soon!