My name is Margaret Cahill and in December 2012 I was diagnosed with Mantle Cell Lymphoma. I originally started this blog as a way of exploring my journey through an uncharted landscape and also of keeping in touch with the huge amount of people that my partner, Stephen, and I seemed to know. I encouraged people to post comments and the blog quickly became a source of great support for me. I really enjoyed writing about the trials and tribulations, the good (yes, there was a bit of good!), the bad, and the ugly sides of having cancer and also the challenges involved in keeping my company, The Wessex Astrologer, functioning during the long stays in hospital.
The initial blogs have now been turned into a book called “Under Cover of Darkness: How I Blogged My Way Through Mantle Cell Lymphoma”. Please note that any suggestions regarding vitamins, supplements, treatments and nutrition do not constitute medical advice and you should always be guided by your consultant. I was incredibly lucky that my consultant fully supported my desire to use complementary therapies along the way; I hope you are as fortunate.
The writer within has been well and truly unleashed, and I’ve just published my second book which is thankfully absolutely nothing to do with cancer. It is called “It Could Only Happen at Sea” and it is my first venture into writing fiction – although it also deals with the very real issue of emotional abuse. Follow Caitlin and her lovely friend James as they make their way around the Med on a luxury cruise ship in the hope that a break away from the same-old-same-old will jump start her healing from a toxic relationship. Read on!