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Welcome

to my wonderful world of cancery tales. I’m Emma, aka Queen Emma Knight. Named QEK not because I have ideas of grandeur, but because one of my best friends DJ’d at my 40th and played a song Whitney Houston had kindly written about me (love you Whitters). As it turns out it’s the perfect song because I may well have ‘…the stuff that you want’ and ‘…the thing that you need’ given that you’ve landed on my site.

Who?

Who I actually am is Emma. I’m mum to two gorgeous girls, I have a full on job, a big family and some amazing friends. I live in Brighton and have done since I was 13. I’m one of those human type things we seem to be surrounded by, you know the ones – multifaceted with some tales to tell. You’ll find out as you read.

Why?

#ThisIsntForEveryone

This is a space for me to share the challenges, stupidity, swears (there’s a lot of that) and all things triple negative, BRCA, breast cancer, life, parenting and trying to just keep things afloat in the midst of something completely life-changing, frightening and really hard. It’s grown beyond its initial reason for being, and offers insight, info and inspiration for many, which quite literally fills me up. I don’t and won’t hold back though. This shit is real and raw. It’s life affirming and sad. It’s not for everyone.

When?

My ‘jooouuurney’ began on January 2nd 2018 when I found an almond-shaped lump in my right boob, aka ‘Lumpalot’. By January 31st I’d been diagnosed with Triple Negative Breast Cancer which had spread to my lymph nodes, aka ‘Lymphalot’. Together dubbed by my lump-naming brother as the ‘Gruesome Twosome’. I began chemotherapy on February 19th 2018 to target a tumour that was growing at a scary rate, getting to at least 6x5cm at one point. I think more judging by the size, shape and colour of my boob in March.

Part 30. One Year

Bless me! I’ve just gone back to Part 1 and Part 2 of the QEK Blog as last Thursday, 31st Jan, did indeed arrive - my one year cancerversary. I certainly tapped in to my sense of humour, as did my loved ones with our ridiculous and at times wholly inappropriate...

Part 29. What Does It Feel Like? #LifeAfterCancer

Fucking mental. That’s it. No, not really. I can expand on that. Quick catch up I have had a really long break from writing. Not by choice, at least it hasn’t been a conscious choice...I think! I’ve thought about writing every day, but every day has been full. Full of...

Part 28. Joy

Joy is one of my favourite words in the English language. That's a bit obvious and simplistic I hear you say. When I say 'you' I mean the arsehole in my own head who likes to give me 'constructive' criticism. It is though. Joy is the 3 letter word that expresses the...

Part 31. Running. What’s the worst case scenario?

Bald, fat and likely with drainage.   When I told Liz I had signed up for the 10k happening this Sunday, April 14th, she looked shocked. She was visiting to go though my current health status ahead of signing me up to a back-to-fitness project run by a local charity...

Part 30. One Year

Bless me! I’ve just gone back to Part 1 and Part 2 of the QEK Blog as last Thursday, 31st Jan, did indeed arrive - my one year cancerversary. I certainly tapped in to my sense of humour, as did my loved ones with our ridiculous and at times wholly inappropriate...

Part 29. What Does It Feel Like? #LifeAfterCancer

Fucking mental. That’s it. No, not really. I can expand on that. Quick catch up I have had a really long break from writing. Not by choice, at least it hasn’t been a conscious choice...I think! I’ve thought about writing every day, but every day has been full. Full of...

Part 28. Joy

Joy is one of my favourite words in the English language. That's a bit obvious and simplistic I hear you say. When I say 'you' I mean the arsehole in my own head who likes to give me 'constructive' criticism. It is though. Joy is the 3 letter word that expresses the...

I hope what you find here helps, makes you laugh and makes you think.

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