Welcome to my blog….

I have been writing since June 2013.

This blog is all about living the dream, making the most out of life and reflecting on the good of the world.

This blog is also about my journey after receiving a diagnosis of an uncommon form of aggressive Breast Cancer at age 27 (Stage 3,Grade 2. ER-/PR-/HER2+).

I was living in London, England when I was diagnosed and was on my OE (Overseas Experience).

I have tried my best to explain treatments, surgeries and their processes in order to help people understand cancer.

I feel that we live in a society that fears the unknown and cancer is one, if not the most feared illness in the modern world.

My aim in life is to share knowledge through experience in order to educate and empower people to act if they notice change in their bodies.

Writing has been a god send and a useful tool to cope with a life threatening illness and has also been a way of sharing my story with the world.

All of the information in this blog is exactly what happened to me while travelling and going through treatment for Breast Cancer while living in London, England.

None of the information in this blog should be taken as medical advice so please if you are unsure of your own symptoms or aliments see your Doctor.

I am a New Zealander. I am an Educator. I am a Patient Advocate.

Please follow me on twitter @weller_jw and on like me on Facebook at Jess Weller.

Jess x

“Life is an extraordinary adventure…or nothing” Helen Keller

How Cancer gave me Purpose – TedxSquareMile November 8th, 2014


4 thoughts on “A B O U T

  1. Hi Jess

    What an inspiration you are and thanks for doing all you can to raise awareness. I’ve just read the article on Stuff. I’d like to get in touch as I’m a Kiwi here in London & I set up the NZ Business Women’s Network http://www.nzwomen.co.uk (actually 1,000 working Kiwi women in London). Was wondering when you’re heading back to NZ. Would you mind dropping me an email on bronwen@nzwomen.co.uk as I’m sure there are so many in the Network who would love to hear your story.

    I hope you’ll drop me a line.

    Kind regards

  2. Oh dear Jess, I heard a rumour about your cancer but had no idea that you were in Europe when it was discovered. Congratulations on your recovery and I very much hope it proves permanent.

    Roger Routledge

  3. Hi Jessica
    I just heard you talking to Lynn Freeman on National Radio. One of the target groups for your education programme could be medical students. I have a friend in the USA who is a survivor of ovarian cancer, and she designed a presentation for medical students about how they should deal with ovarian cancer patients. She had a team of survivors like her who presented this course at medical schools in the US and Canada. She is now retired, but I could put you in touch with Betty if you are interested.
    Lewis Martin

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