What I’ve Learned in 10 Years | Health

April 9th 2018 marked 10 years since I was diagnosed with cancer at the age of 14.

When I think about it, it seems like yesterday and about 100 years ago at the same time!

There are parts I’ve blocked out completely, parts that feel like a dream and some things which are still crystal clear.

So much has changed in 10 years.

Friends have come and gone. I’ve lost people who were a massive part of my life. I’ve been to places I never thought I’d visit. Fallen in love. Eating amazing food. Studied in the most beautiful uni. I’ve moved away from Wales. Moved back to Wales. Bought a place of my own. I’ve lived.

Over the past ten years, I haven’t done anything that will change the world. I haven’t done half the things I thought I would be doing by now, in all fairness. I haven’t travelled outside of Europe. I haven’t got a million pounds in the bank. Unfortunately.

But as anyone who has been through this kind of thing will tell you, life isn’t always about the big things. You don’t have to ‘make it’ by the time you’re 25 or even 95. Happiness is actually in the simplest of pleasures.

A beautiful sunset. Pretty flowers. Laughing with friends. Finding a new favourite song. Looking into the eyes of someone you love. Spending time with family. Feeling the arms of a little one wrapped around your neck.

This all sounds so cheesy and cliched but honestly, it’s the way to live your life. Otherwise you’ll always be chasing that thing that proves you’ve made it and what if you never get there? All those days wasted stressing about trying to ‘make it’ somehow.

I’m not discouraging anyone from going after what they want – (go for it, life is bloody short!) – but what I am saying is find the little things in every day life.

I’m very lucky that my treatment was successful and I still have time to do the big things on the bucket list.

But for now, I intend to enjoy the little things – everyday.

Allie x

Twitter: @AllieMorgan24

Instagram: @alliemariarose 

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Time For A Change | News

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Can you believe that babies born in 2000 are now allowed to legally enter a nightclub? Because I cannot.

This year, I’ll be 25 and there are going to be plenty of changes afoot.

So, what’s coming up?

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Getting To Know CATS! | News

This week, I’m introducing you guys to a charity that I’ve recently become involved with!

A couple of weeks ago, I came into contact with James & his wonderful charity, CATS.

The charity focuses on promoting awareness of cancer symptoms to young people, particularly students. As someone who had cancer as a teenager, I was keen to get involved to prevent other people being misdiagnosed like I was.

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‘I Shouldn’t Complain…’ | Blog

When you’ve had cancer, it seems as though anything that comes afterwards couldn’t possibly compare. I mean, you’ve had cancer. It’s a huge thing to overcome & after you’ve been through all the treatment and the operations, you don’t think you could ever feel worse in your life.

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Staying Healthy with TOTM Organic! | News

Happy Friday everyone – hope you’ve all had a great week!

Last week, I was invited to go to the Hilton Hotel for International Women’s Day as a guest of Time of the Month – a company who make 100% organic sanitary products for women. Continue reading “Staying Healthy with TOTM Organic! | News”

Opportunities for Young People with Cancer

Hey lovely people,

This week, I’ve decided to do a little video on the different opportunities available for young people with cancer – I hope they help some of you out a bit…

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24 hour Heart Monitor & Side Effects of Chemo | Health

Hey guys,

I’ve just handed in the heart monitor that I had on for 24 hours and I am so thankful to be free of it! It was quite small – not as heavy as the one I had on a few years ago – but rather than clipping on to my waistband, it was in a little bag that went over my shoulder.

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One Year After My Chemo & LATCH! | Wellbeing

Hey guys!

Hope you’re all good!

I recently came across One Year After My Chemo on Instagram & thought it was such a fantastic idea –  people who had battled cancer could show how far they have come & give hope to those still fighting. I decided to check out their website & sent off this picture of myself.

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