The Ghosts of Cancer

“Excuse me, miss, can you step this way?” The airport security officer pulls me out of the line, and leads me to a cylindrical glass pod. “You’ve been randomly selected to undergo a body scan, please stand on the line, and when directed step into the machine.” I meet her Read More …

Shoespo • Jessica Simpson Caralee

Welcome to your Monday Shoespo! Year: 2005 Movie: Dukes of Hazzard Scene: Jessica Simpson, playing Daisy Duke, wearing daisy dukes, steps out of her car and struts towards the camera in slow motion.  These Boots Were Made For Walkin’ starts playing in the background. Jessica Simpson now has a hugely Read More …

Podcast Ep 1 • It’s Cancer (AKA, When The Sh*t Hits The Fan)

Hello! Welcome to my very first episode of The Red Shoes Podcast. Over the coming months, I’ve got some great stories and conversations to share with you, about many different apsects of life.  But to begin with, I’d like to share a little of my story with you.  About what’s Read More …

The Moment of Diagnosis (or, When The Shit Hits The Fan)

“Endocrinologist. Endocrinologist.  Endocrinologist!” I’ve never seen an endocrinologist, I don’t even know what they do, but every night as I close my eyes, there is that word rumbling through my mind, like a runaway train. I make an appointment at my GP’s office, perch myself tentatively on the edge of Read More …