In Ella's words, she's "An Aussie mum, wife, writer, Advertising boss lady and now (unfortunately), one of 'those cancer people' ". This is not just 'another cancer story' and it's definitely not a 'journey' - "it's an absolute sh*t-show", as she puts it.
At just 36, Ella Ward was diagnosed with - wait for it - anal cancer. Who even knew this was a thing? Especially in an otherwise healthy 36 year old woman?!
A self-confessed over-sharer, Ella decided early on in her diagnosis that she was going to document her sh*t-show and share it publicly on social media - and often, hilariously so (it feels a bit wrong saying that about something like this but it's not an understatement! You'll see/hear!).
We talk about fear, the importance of therapy as preventative self-care, IVF, early onset menopause, Jude Law (who is Ella's titanium Hollywood leave pass, if anyone listening can hook a gal up?) and of course, the dreaded big (anal) "C".
PLEASE bear with us on the sound in this ep. Given that we recorded during Covid-19/isolation, we opted for an appropriately distanced Zoom call instead of a face-to-face mic recording. So, we're relying on computer mics here that are certainly not studio quality - though let's be real, my eps never are! They're intended to be a li'l raw and not overly produced and are just like casual convos between pals - because really, that's exactly what is going on here.
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