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HOPE children's book coming soon...

Posted by Emilienne Rebel on

HOPE children's book coming soon...

I'm really excited to share my new book HOPE coming out soon.  A story I made up to tell my girls at bedtime and very close to my heart and one I finally finished writing recently and have managed to create a book ready for printing. A major bucket list tick and I can't wait to have the final copies in my hand after many years of planning.  One of the beautiful illustrations is of the mummy ill in bed excited to see her daughter home from school and listen to the news of her amazing discovery. The mother being...

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What is Bold Beanie Chemo Cancer Alopecia Hair Loss Cotton Hat?

Posted by Emilienne Rebel on

What is Bold Beanie Chemo Cancer Alopecia Hair Loss Cotton Hat?

Super soft, thin, silky and snug beanie hats for men's, women's and kid's hair loss. Made in the United Kingdom using the finest luxury natural breathable Liberty Art quality thin stretchy natural cotton fabric. Pretty famous Liberty prints and plain fabrics to fit snuggly (but not tightly) on a bald head. Temperature controlling, so not too hot or cold, to keep the scalp at an even comfortable temperature. Designed by a breast cancer chemotherapy survivor who just wants to make fellow sufferers difficult time more bearable when its often the little things that get to you the most. No more...

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WOW! 10 Year Anniversary (!) Breast Cancer Diagnosis

Posted by Emilienne Rebel on

WOW! 10 Year Anniversary (!) Breast Cancer Diagnosis

This week has been quite emotional one for me... something I hadn't quite anticipated. 10 years since my original diagnosis. 10 YEARS! WOW! How is that possible? Having had a biopsy with ultra sound the week before I returned to see the Breast Cancer specialist doctor not really concerned. I was breast feeding my then 7 month old daughter and was assured that it was just a blocked milk duct, nothing to worry about. So, when I sat in his office and he asked me "Have you come in on your own?", I looked surprised and simply replied, "No, I've got...

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Hair Loss with chemotherapy and how it made me feel...

Posted by Emilienne Rebel on

Hair Loss with chemotherapy and how it made me feel...

  My eldest daughter, Olivia, was only 3 when I was diagnosed with grade 3 advanced breast cancer. With long blonde hair very much part of her signature (everyone commented on it) it was very hard for her to see her mummy without any hair. I looked ill and needed to cover up for her and the rest of my young family.  I started to loose my hair leading up to my second round of chemotherapy treatment. I'd had a 2 week break from the first one which had made me very sick. My hair hurt as it was falling...

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I'm always tired... are you? Health benefits of the power nap...

Posted by Emilienne Rebel on

I'm always tired... are you? Health benefits of the power nap...

Tiredness has been a constant battle for many years of mine.  Of course rationally I know I am a single mum of two very active kids, I run my own business and have recently built and take care of my home, so of course I'm tired. But sometimes it feels like more. The tiredness from my pregnancy before I found out I had cancer. Total and utter I need to sleep now tiredness.  I'm going into my 10th year of taking tamoxifen following my treatments and surgery for breast cancer 10 years ago now when my girls were just 1...

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