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

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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Bring me Sunshine…

Fancy a break, but you can’t get away just now? Grab a copy of my book (on special offer in the Kindle store) and indulge yourself in a virtual holiday on a beautiful ship as she travels around the Med. … Continue reading

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92. The Calm Port in a Storm Please?

Today started out beautifully then took a strange turn towards the disruptive, then the very unpleasant. Was it a wrong turn or was it (yet) another exercise in being in the moment? If so, I’m neither impressed nor amused. I … Continue reading

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91. A Fine Line.

Cancer isn’t selective. It is, however, divisive. It can be the fine line between life and death. It is definitely the line between a good night’s sleep and hours of wakeful terror. It draws the line between those who have … Continue reading

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90. All At Sea

One of the best things about the beautiful weather we’ve had in the UK is that we’ve been able to Plan Things. I mean, we do plan things in general, but there’s usually the need for contingency plans in case … Continue reading

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