Monthly Archives: July 2015

Marked – Breast Cancer Part 9

Cancer is boring, it’s like the neighbour who pops in and eats all the biscuits and then asks if you’ve got any cake? It charges in and takes over. You need a secretary when you’ve got cancer, ‘She’s not in, … Continue reading

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I’m Scared – Breast Cancer Part 8

I’m scared. My kids are scared. What if I wake up on the evening of the 30th of July and they’ve sliced both my tits off? I’ve signed a form, they might. I’m sorry, this is not the time for … Continue reading

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I Don’t Believe In Fairies – Breast Cancer Part 7

Photo: Monika Evans I don’t believe in fairies or the healing power of crystals but I bought one with three points when I was trying to conceive my third child, I don’t believe in astrology but I religiously read my … Continue reading

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Cancer is Caused by Anger – Breast Cancer Part 5

Twice in the last week I have been told by friends that cancer is caused by anger, i.e it’s my fault. Sod genetics and smoking, it’s the hissy fits that have brought me down. I am angry that I’ve got … Continue reading

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Life Blood-Breast Cancer Part 4

    A testimonial I received recently, unrequested, about my work… ‘I want to thank you Elaine, you have been a real inspiration to me. Apart from being genuinely fun(and tasty!),  your sessions have given me what quite a lot … Continue reading

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Crazy- Breast Cancer Part 3

‘Blue Nude’ Roy Lichtenstein I’m not in charge…I’ve abdicated. I have to let the white coats sort it. Like Jerry passed it over to me. Like other friends are working as a team with their partners. I have been sorting … Continue reading

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Next Life Writing Retreat, 18–25 July

Escape the hassle, join us at super-sumptious, country house hotel and organic farm,  high in Sierra De Aracena National Park in Andalucia,  Finca Buenvino. 7 nights, 8 days, all-inclusive except getting to Seville. Fab food cooked for you by Jeannie Chesterton, … Continue reading

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Breast is Best- Breast Cancer Part 2

The thing about breasts, my breasts, is that I associate them with my kids. Not sex. I never had tits until I was 16. I remember a projection evening in Basingstoke, circa 1966. An image from me on a beach … Continue reading

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Tits – Breast Cancer Part 1

photo: Helmut Newton I love my tits. I really do. They have fed three children and amused men. My nipples are enormous. I blame my mother. I was mortified when the obstetrician at Hammersmith, when pregnant with Jamie Matthew George … Continue reading

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