"I rely very heavily on my laptop – I’m sure many of us do – so imagine my sense of frustration when it doesn’t work properly and it’s vital to what I do. This was my issue for several weeks very recently. Many a frustrating time trying to carry out simple tasks that should have taken only seconds but ended up running into minutes of repeating the same action over and over just to ask one person how were they that morning. One person I’d have no other way of contacting. One person there for advice and support. One person I’ve only ever met online and only because of womb cancer.
The minutes soon add up to become hours. And repeat that several times over as Womb Cancer Support UK (WCSUK) has continued to grow. At the risk of sounding patronising – and certainly not meaning to be - I have to say how very proud I am of WCSUK. Or, more precisely, the women who comprise it. A band of incredible women who, time and time again, are there for each other through good news and bad.
It all started back in April 2011. I’d met Kaz Molloy, later to be the founder of WCSUK, online via Facebook. I can’t recall where exactly – one of the cancer pages is all I know with any certainty. A womb cancer survivor like myself, she struck me as a warm, cheery, strong and charitable woman and I think I’m right in saying that I asked to add her as a friend. An out-of-character spontaneity on my part that I’ll never regret.
What’s that old saying? From little acorns mighty oak trees grow? Something like that at least. Well, there we were, Kaz and I, discussing what information we were hunting for about womb cancer on the internet and not finding. I made some chance remark and the next thing I knew a link landed on my wall. I was delighted – “You’ve found something?” – “It’s me! Do you want to help admin with me?” The rest, as they say, is history... "