I’ve deliberately not written about my mum’s cancer on this blog. My mum is an incredibly private person, and didn’t even tell her own family the extent of her illness until quite recently. I didn’t want to betray her confidence.

So I’m going to write about me and how it has been affecting me for the past 2 years. I hope that what I write will give someone else comfort, let them know that they are not alone in how they feel, and let the friends and family who have seen me these past few years make sense of my behaviour.

Here goes nothing.