Daughter of Les & Joan Allan and sister to Chris, Katie originated from Belfast and settled in Fradley, Staffordshire with husband, Stuart, and two children, Sam and Sophie.

Katie wrote this blog to share her story, improve awareness and spread inspiration & positivity amongst families, friends and others 'battling cancer - one day at a time'

Katie Scarbrough
04 March 1981 - 02 May 2013

The Countdown Begins….

So its Monday and its 2 days before my chemo starts. I am starting to feel a bit scared and apprehensive about it, but I know its the way forward and I need to face everything that comes with it head on!!

What worries me is not knowing exactly how I will be feeling after, more so the initial few days after. Some people breeze through and some people are at the other end of the scale. My philosophy is if I expect the worst and its even slightly better than that is better than expecting to breeze through and it to be bad and having a higher height to fall from. And that is not being negative, its just being realistic.

I’m so blessed to have great family and friends around me, and its their support that will get me through this.




  • Jo Ferriday Says

    Sending lots of love and good luck vibes for your first session. You are a very positive person and have lots of support around you for you to bounce off. Jo xxx

  • Donna Hewetson Says

    Your doing well Katie keep up your fighting spirit you have lots of support were with you every step of the way your amazing for how well you have taken things in your stride always here if you need anything Donna xxxxx

  • Natalie Cox Says

    What a lovey idea Katie. This blog will be wonderful for others in your situation to be able to read and gain positivness from. I will be thinking of you on Wednesday and the days following. Fingers crossed you will be one of those that sails through without too much suffering. X x x x

  • Kiersty Says

    What a fantastic idea. Hope all goes well on Wednesday. I’ll be think of you and the family. Lots of love. xx

  • David W Roberts Says

    Hi Katie, I’m an ex-colleague of the ‘big man’ -Graeme……………and I know how he’ll be feeling. We (Doreen and I) send our love to you and your family -we have a dear friend going through the same thing and her sentiments about the ‘disease’ is “fight, fight, fight”!
    All our love, we will follow your journey and keep faith in your courage, xxx

  • Andrew Jackson Smith Says

    Hi Katie,

    This website is a great idea for everything to show their support & help you through this difficult time! From everyone at home, we are all thinking of you & wish you all the best for Wednesday, as well as every little obstacle that comes your way 🙂 Stay strong & remember just how many people are here to share their love & support & travel through this journey with you! 🙂 God Bless Katie 🙂


  • Christine Seaton Says

    Hi Katie
    Just to let you know Kenny, Emma and i are sending you lots of positive thoughts and prayers.

  • clare jamieson Says

    Hope everything has gone ok today. Thinking of you. Clare x.

  • David Cox Says

    Thinking of you all, stay strong, stay positive, keep smiling x

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