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

Chemo Two Already Tomorrow

I honestly can’t believe tomorrow is my second Chemotherapy. Its come around so quick. I almost wish it hadn’t, because I feel so good now I don’t want to ruin that. But needs must….

I spent most of the day in my now second home…Burton Hospital. It was my check up with my Oncology Consultant. I also had my weight and bloods taken. This is what always happens the day before my chemo. I was really chuffed with my weight actually, I was 58.2kg today, whereby I was 55.4kg  just over a week ago. I need to put on all the weight I can!!

It was nice that I didn’t have to get a needle stabbed in me to take the bloods, as I now have the Hickman Line inserted all that is made a whole lot easier. The only thing was, as I had only had it put in on Thursday last week it needed cleaning. That really stung, but the worst part was taking the clear sticky plaster off…I’m such a baby…lol.

The plan of action to try and tackle my sickness issue is to have a syringe driver inserted, which was done today. I am now walking round with a very trendy bum bag with it in. (Bring back the 80’s) Hopefully this will work, and I will keep it on for about four days after, probably until Monday.

I am a little scared about tomorrow. I think knowing what to expect makes it all a little more daunting. But, I have Stuart with me and knowing that everyone is behind me will give me the strength that I need!!

I have attached a picture of my Hickman Line just to show what it looks like, I apologise to everyone who is a little squeamish.




  • Jo Ferriday Says

    You only have to ask and I’ll deliver some cookies to you to help you gain some weight!! It works for me …… !!!

    Good luck! xxx

  • Kathryn Webb Says

    I can recommend Jo’s cookies…….and cakes…..and muffins! Mmmmmmm.

    Sorry drifted off there thinking of cakes. I hope everything goes well tomorrow and it doesn’t affect you as much this time round. How does the syringe driver work? What does it do? Sorry for all the questions. Xx

  • Edina Says

    Good luck for tomorrow! hope all goes well and as now you know what to expect no need to worry about the unknown!
    Thinking of you! Take care, love e xxx 🙂

  • Charlotte Germaine Says


    We Wish You The Best Of Luck Tomorrow and We Are Thinkin Of You..

    Bring Back The 80s We Love Bum Bags,,

    Loads of Love Your Holiday Reps At The Talayots,,

    Charlotte and Katy xxx

  • liz ward Says

    Good luck for tomorrow 2nd chemo,The best thing is your family,friends and aquaintancies of family are all with you.Stay strong and positive,good times ahead.take care.xbest wishes.

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