About

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In 2010, I was diagnosed with a rare form of head and neck cancer (acinic cell carcinoma). I was told that I had three months to survive.

In 2012, I had surgery again for a recurring tumour at the same site.

It’s 2014 now and I am again facing uncertainty about this recurring disease.

This blog is my way of retrospectively detailing my experience and of raising awareness of this rare and horrid disease.

You can find more information about me at:
http://www.theeducationprojectuk.com

http://www.findyourpromises.com
http://www.facebook.com/thetruthaboutacc

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20 thoughts on “About”

  1. Shae….Thanks for sharing your experience and raising awareness of this rare cancer. It is easy to become focused on our own needs when sick and its amazing to see that even in your struggles you are selflessly open to be a blessing to others. I hope that in reaching out you will experience the love and support you deserve to help you through the times ahead.

    1. Thanks, Tenika.
      I really appreciate your support. I know that you understand how hard it can be to expose so much of yourself.
      I’m hope that as I continue to document what I have experienced and have learnt, people will gain from it.

      Thanks again x

  2. Thank you for being so open about your journey. It is going to take lots of blogs like yours for people to understand what cancer does to us and to our families and to our friends. I’m not sure pre-internet there would have been as much information available to people. It isn’t easy being so open about feelings and what happens, but I think it necessary because then others going through the same thing can know they are not alone. Blessings.

    1. Thank you for taking the time to read, Ruth. Yes, my experience and others like it are just a teardrop in the ocean in raising awareness of the impact of all types of cancer on sufferers and their loved ones.
      The internet is a great tool for our cause.
      Thanks for your comment.
      Shae

        1. Hi
          Before commenting, I hadn’t had a chance to read the backlog of your posts. I have since done so for the most part and realised that she passed away. I am really sorry for your loss and hope that my message did not upset you further x

  3. My darling Shae you are a true inspiration to us all. Not only am I so darn proud of you and what you’ve achieved, but I also admire your strength and positivity to give back to a world that has taken so much from you already. Your legacy is your beautiful soul and all the people you’ve touched. Without dreams no one would achieve great things…..much love always x

  4. My darling Shae you are a true inspiration to us all. Not only am I so darn proud of you and what you’ve achieved, but I also admire your strength, positivity and compassion to give back to a world that has taken so much from you already. Your legacy is your beautiful soul and all the people you’ve touched. Without dreams no one would achieve great things…..much love always x

    1. Thanks, Cheryl.
      I really appreciate you reading my blog.
      You’re amazing. The work you do to raise money and fight for the cause is inspiring.
      Keep doing what you do.
      With love, Shae xxx

  5. Shae I have just read over each of your blogs in succession.
    Today they touched me differently…words alone cannot express how special you really are. I am so proud of you, I am blessed to know you & honoured to love you. Your levels of strength and tenacity are both admirable and amazing.
    You are a tremendous inspiration. You are one of the few most selfless, considerate and compassionate women I know.
    SO very grateful to God for your life, soul & heart. Forever, forever love you xx

  6. I’m doing research about ACC and found your interesting site. I had surgery last December and was diagnosed with ACC cancer will undergo radiotherapy to lower the chance of reoccurring. Thank you for sharing it.

    1. Thanks, Joel. Sorry to hear about your diagnosis. It can be a tough one to get your head around as there is minimal information about ACC out there. I’m glad you found the site interesting. All the best with your radiotherapy.
      Happy to discuss further if you feel my experience could be of any distant support. We’re all on different stages of very similar journeys. You are welcome to email via my site findyourpromises.com (don’t want to put the email address directly into the message as spam bots find it and fill your inbox). Either way, I pray your journey is bearable. Shae x

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