Author Archives: Margaret Cahill

About Margaret Cahill

After diagnosis of Mantle Cell Lymphoma in 2013, I started this blog to stay in touch with friends, family, and and an ever increasing network of lovely people who sent me healing. The readership increased and I ended up blogging for all I was worth to try and stay sane through the chemotherapy and stem cell transplant. Then after I went into remission (thankfully) I was enjoying the writing so much that I have carried on, and the blog seems to have become a bit of a resource for people, which is lovely. The original year of blogs have now been made into a book, Under Cover of Darkness: How I Blogged my Way Through Mantle Cell Lymphoma. It fills in a lot of the gaps between the blogs, and the tone falls somewhere between graveyard humour and explicit details of chemo treatments. I do hope you enjoy it :-) Mxx

98. Uncharted Waters

I thought writing about cancer was hard enough, but pinning my thoughts down regarding Coronavirus is a way bigger challenge. You know by now that my default setting in a difficult situation is to resort to very dark humour. It … Continue reading

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97. Heart to Heart

I’ve had the title of this blog rocketing around in my head for ages, nay months (ahem!) and the strange thing is that, regardless of the constantly evolving essence of this thing called Life, it continues to be appropriate on … Continue reading

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96. Feel the Fear… yep, that one

I know, I know, I know – it’s been a ridiculously long time since my last blog and the whole thing about the Atrial Fibrillation creeping back again. So here we go. This is a blog of many hues. Firstly, … Continue reading

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95. A Sobering Thought

This one’s been a long time coming, and I’ve been thinking hard about whether to open up about another medical facet of my life that’s been a problem of late, or even to start a whole new blog on the … Continue reading

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94. Talking of Death

The totally brilliant and unexpected gift that came from having cancer is that it’s given me a completely new perspective on life – and it continues to open up whole areas of no-holds-barred conversation that other people probably wouldn’t even … Continue reading

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Exciting news

Today is a really special day for me – I just heard that my novel, It Could Only Happen At Sea, has won a Red Ribbon Award in the Wishing Shelf Book Awards. You might be wondering what that means … Continue reading

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93. Always Read the Label

I’ve written literally loads of blogs between 1st November (the last proper one you see up here) and today (31st January), but the trouble is they’ve all been in my head. Events seem to move so swiftly that we’re onto … Continue reading

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