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I'm Carole, living in London, happily married and mum to two amazing boys.I was diagnosed with Stage 3 Rectal Cancer in April 2010. Surgery took place in November 2010 and I now have a permanent colostomy...Spinal mets were then diagnosed in October 2011...In January 2012 I was told of further spread to the hip area (multiple lesions)..My life expectancy is now 6-9 months. Walk alongside me on the last part of my experience with this..

Monday, 27 September 2010

Great Website and Blog....

Last night whilst browsing around I came across a blog by a guy called Ryan in the US who had been diagnosed with Stage IV Hodgkin's Lymphoma.

His blog is now in my blog list entitled 'I made Cancer my bitch' and it's definitely worth reading - whether you have Hodgkin's or not...

He's also set up an online shop to sell cancer related items. We appear to have nothing like this in the UK (well, not that I can find anyway) and I'm putting the link here to his online shop simply because I think his attitude and his stuff are both great.

Link to the shop

Some examples of the stuff he has for sale below (copied with Ryan's permission)

Also, he DOES ship to the UK and worldwide for very reasonable rates.

Enjoy :-)

Cancer Greetings Cards

Cancer Coffee Mugs

Cancer Fridge Magnets....

On his website, you'll also find other goodies like Sweatshirts, T Shirts, bags AND there's money saving special offers there at the moment.

Go and have a look and see if you can find something to cheer you (or someone else) up :-)


  1. Hi Carole

    Not sure if you got my previous message, I'm not very good at this IT stuff yet! Anyway, was chatting on facebook with Louise yesterday and she mentioned your op's coming up soon. So, I just wanted to say again that you are in my thoughts and prayers. I am so impressed with how positively and intelligently you handle yourself and your circumstances. I love how you arm yourself with all you need to know yet can still turn round and thumb your nose at cancer refusing to allow it top billing. I will be thinking of you this weekend. much love Barbara

  2. Hi Barbara,
    Yes I did get your last message and left you a reply. If you go back to the post 'Nice Day just Chatting' you'll find it there.

    Lovely to hear from you again Barbara, Lou does keep me up to date with what's happening with you and the children and it's all sounding good.

    Thank you for your thoughts and prayers...all being well it'll all be done and out of the way soon.
    Much luv xxx

  3. Great Products to get the message out for sure. If you don't have someone close to you that has been or is going through cancer, its easy to forget that "anyone of us" is open to this illness.
    I'm running race for life in Rhodes, Greece on 10th October, its their first ever race and there are many free open conferences going on in hotels here at the moment for residents and tourists. If an island with only 100,000 people can promote this illness, more needs to be done in the UK. I think these products will be a winner with our English humour. Well done Ryan.

    Love you lots sis xxx

  4. Nice one Carole...I will defo give it a go!

    Much Love

    T xx

  5. Hi Sis,
    I particularly love the cards...they fit my sense of humour completely.
    I googled here in the UK for 'Cancer cards' and found nothing...seems we are still tiptoeing around 'cancer' and scared to upset anyone.

    I want a card that says:
    'Why are you lying there bumming around?..Get back to work' after my op :-))

    I'm going to do a 'piece' on your Greek Race for Life...can you make sure that M takes photo's during the event please. Tell him it's ESSENTIAL!
    Thanks xx

  6. Oh how fabulous it would be if there were a few of those mugs, cards and t-shirts scattered around the cancer hospitals we have to visit instead of being faced with all those walls of scary leaflets!
    Wouldn't it be great if you were in the waiting room and looked up to see a huge poster saying F**K cancer, instead of that stupid sneezing swine flu man saying catch it, bin it, kill it.

    Lots of positive thoughts coming your way this week, Carole.

    love Shents xxx

    PS I put the Blurb info on the CR forum on the blog thread. Couldn't get the links to work, but hopefully your friend will be able to follow the instructions!

  7. I have this vision now of a waiting room full of cancer patients running around the room catching the cancer, stamping on it, battering it and binning it...if ONLY it were possible eh :-))

    I'd love to see more 'cheerful' stuff in the hospitals - something to make you look up and smile instead of 'Swine man', 'turn your mobile off' posters and boring statistics such as 'last month 31 people failed to arrive for appointments'
    Yeah whatever! F**k Cancer posters are needed I say!

    Paula's on your followers list and I've sent her a message to tell her you've done a post about the book. That's great because now she can SEE what she can do with her blog too.