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

Not A Bad Day

I got myself in a better routine this morning.  I may have slightly become a little OCD’ish writing absolutely everything down. My list of tablets, what time I take them, how I feel and what I have eaten. I’m hoping it will help me be better prepared for the next time I have treatment. They do say some sort of pattern should emerge as to how I am feeling and I want to be prepared for that. That way I can try and do things as normally as possible.

It was disappointing that the rain did not give in for school sports day today, it had to be cancelled. The nursery that Sophie goes to takes them to the Primary School to watch, and at the end, the Nursery kids have a race of their own.

Sophie was disappointed she couldn’t do her race after making sure she was in her tracksuit this morning. Hopefully it will get rescheduled for next week.

However, I did manage to go out for lunch today, but just getting ready tired me out that much I wasn’t sure I could go out or not.

I have definitely eaten well today and the main thing is I got through the day without being sick!!! Yeah





  • Kiersty Says

    I think the blog is great, and such a positive thing to do. You seem to be being amazingly brave with enormous strength. Thinking of you, Stu and the kids. Lots of hugs. xx

  • Natalie Cox Says

    Fantastic Katie….out for lunch too!! It was a shame about Sports Day, Jospeh was all geared up in his sportswear as well, so here’s hoping the rain will let up next week and they get chance to run!!

    It’s reassuring reading your daily updates, and comforting how magnificently you are dealing with everything.

    You really are doing amazing. I bet Stuart and your family are so very proud x x x

  • Kathryn Webb Says

    I can’t really say more than the previous posts! Glad you’re feeling ok. Long may it continue. Xxxx

  • Ann Stevenson Says

    Hi Katie, I’m one of your Mom’s old neighbours …the house directly behind theirs. I live in Canada now, your Grandmother and my mother where great friends for many years. I’m very sorry to hear that you have cancer and I wanted to send some positive thoughts and prayers to you and your family, stay strong.

    Love Ann

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