If like me you've been a frequent model of the NHS hospital gown, what slogan would you choose to print on the front? Whether for a shock diagnosis or long-term illness, what phrase sums up your hospital coverstory? In my case, for both kidney cancer and the more recent brain lesion it would be "Don't Google It". After my first emergency hospital admission for cancer, I received the verdict from a Registrar; on my own, with no prior warning. (He was reprimanded good and pro
It's official, the wedding dresses have left the building! Just over 2 weeks ago the big day arrived and I got to dress my youngest daughter and her 4 bridesmaids in designs I'd created myself. Missfit is now definitely out of the bridal business. Over the years I've made several wedding and bridesmaids dresses, mostly the more elaborate and unusual brides have come to me with their ideas. Having now made both my daughters dresses I can honestly say it's not a job I particula
Last Sunday I reached the halfway point of my Unfashionable Cancer Marathon journey when I ran the Great Birmingham Run. It was my first half marathon distance and I ran every step of the 13.1 miles. Here's how it went; The week before race day I discovered a new ailment, Maranoia. I was terrified of getting ill or injuring myself before the big day and so virtually hibernated. I did risk attending my yoga class although I asked anyone with a cold to declare themselves and mo
Missfit Creations began in 2005, since then I've created unique designs for 100s of customers. From blushing brides wanting a look of their own to outrageous drag queens needing the wow factor. I've dressed boy bands and girl groups, tribute artists and entertainers of all kinds including a few X Factor contestants. Missfit has sold across the globe and on various sites around the UK including ASOS as well as having a regular Stand at Clothes Show Live. By 2012 the Missfit br
It’s exactly 4 years since I was whisked off to hospital and discovered I had kidney cancer. It’s a weird one because as anniversaries go it’s not a particularly pleasant one but at the same time it’s unforgettable and stops me in my tracks.
It should be the time of year when I’d be having my annual scan but due to my haphazard hospital record, scans have been missed, forgotten and therefore later each time. I received a letter telling me my next appointment would be April 2