A HEREFORD woman who has incurable cancer has set up a blog to help raise awareness of her condition and let people know how she is doing.

Rosie Powell was initially diagnosed with ovarian cancer when she was 26, but was given the all clear following surgery and ultrasounds. 

However, the 34-year-old has sadly got cancer again, which is incurable after spreading to her lungs and liver. 


"At the beginning of January, I had a bad shoulder on the right side after talking my daughter to school," said Miss Powell.

"I thought I had just pulled a muscle but a lump appeared when I was in the shower. It was a bit of a whirlwind but I had a feeling it was cancer.

"I have worked in cancer services for many years and caring for people in the community. One job close to my heart was a cancer support worker for Macmillan which helped support people with cancer holistic needs such as emotional, physical and spiritual etc.

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"I also worked for St Michael's Hospice's at home team which provide support to people and their families who wish to die peacefully at home I took on these roles after I was diagnosed the first time.

"I don't know how fast the cancer is spreading but I've had chemotherapy and will have a scan to see if it has worked."

Miss Powell has a five-year-old daughter called Harriet, and says she wants to create as many memories for her.


"She knows mummy has got a bad shoulder and had some medicine, but luckily she is just five so doesn't really understand what is going on," said Miss Powell.

The blog, Miss Powell says, was set up so that she write down her feelings.

"It helps a lot to have something so I can write my feelings because it easy to talk about it," she said.

Family and friends of Miss Powell have set up Go Fund Me pages so that people can raise money to enable her to make memories for Harriet, as well as other financial support. 

Anyone wishing to donate can visit either this page, or this one. A fashion and pop up shop will also be held at the Green Dragon Hotel from 7pm on Tuesday, April 25. 

Tickets are £10 per person, with a raffle and goodie bags to buy on the night. For more information, call 01432 483083 or email info@katherineharriet.care