Breast cancer


Lotus

Posted on 10 April 2018 by Sofia Vougioukalou

  ‘To me, the cancer journey felt like being in the eye of a storm. Having very little control over what was happening, learning how to hold on, withstand, and trust, until eventually the storm is over, and we are left to pick up the pieces that remain and figure out how to put them
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Raven

Posted on 28 March 2018 by Sofia Vougioukalou

    Before my diagnosis and treatment I spent a lot of time with Ravens on the mountain ridges of Snowdonia. I would soar high above the crags, catching the wind as it was lifted up the dark cliffs, diving, flipping, feeling the wind with every outstretched feather. After my treatment I was grounded and
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Faraway tree

Posted on 20 March 2018 by Sofia Vougioukalou

      I painted this picture as a memory came to me concerning trees and cancer. I was lying in a wood on a cold, damp, late autumn night. My son was digging for spruce roots to finish a birchbark pot he was making. He had climbed up the mountainside to a spruce plantation
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Tryphtich

Posted on 20 March 2018 by Sofia Vougioukalou

                      A tryphtich​ depicting the healing process of an incision. The colours represent colour changes with bruising and the silver and gold leaf are the 38 staples used on the wound, the leaf on the final one is depicting the scar left. It’s series of
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The Polar Bear

Posted on 20 March 2018 by Sofia Vougioukalou

  I was alone at the diagnosis appointment in a very small room (think broom cupboard with a filing cabinet). The other 5-6 people were leaning on the walls. One was a breast care nurse from the card she gave me in whispered words when I left the room. It was a kindIy gesture but
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Phoenix

Posted on 20 March 2018 by Rebekah Potton

  Healing with Gold   I didn’t hate my left breast, I still loved her.                                               She was part of me and I dreaded losing her forever. She would be resurrected from the ashes, like the Phoenix.                   That’s what I called her, the new one, Phoenix. My spirit had to become the Phoenix too. From being
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