The Malignant Ginger

I'm Jojogingerhead, a 31 year old artist & musician based in Brighton (UK) satirically documenting the highs and lows of my secondary triple negative breast cancer diagnosis. Trying to see the light in a dark and scary situation without using the words fight, battle, journey or survivor.

Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies and the bane of my bloody life

It’s been a difficult few weeks in cancerland. I have been suffering with terrible abdominal pain and ended up in A&E twice in the last week. I’ve been poked and prodded and to be honest, […]

Apr, 11

Lucky international happy pants day of the solar eclipse

Yesterday it was the International Day of Happiness and the only solar eclipse until 2026. It was also my friend and avid blogger Sarahs birthday (happy erm 21st?) and the day I started on a […]

Mar, 21

Liver a little and painfully laugh a lot

I’m home and recovering from the delightful liver biopsy this morning. The procedure took place under local anaesthetic whilst I was wide awake and lying on my side. The doctor used an ultrasound machine to […]

Mar, 19

Berylhead says FUCK CANCER by raising money for cancer treatment

  My brothers awesome girlfriend Jess has set up a crowd funding page for me to try and raise some funds for my cancer treatment (and if you’re wondering who the hell Berylhead is, find […]

Mar, 14

Kidneys, green tea and Tinder

I had a kidney function test yesterday at the Nuclear Medicine department at the Royal Sussex (it sounds a lot cooler than it really is). I’m not really quite sure why I had to have […]

Feb, 12

Selfies with Berylhead

  I managed to get some selfies with the legend that is Berylhead last time I was in the Sussex Cancer Centre. Suggestions for Berylhead so far have ranged from ‘write FUCK CANCER across her […]

Feb, 05

Pin the tail on the cancer patient (my portacath is now in place)

  I had a minor operation under general anaesthetic today to install a portacath underneath the skin of my chest to make receiving IV drugs such as chemotherapy and giving blood a lot easier. The […]

Jan, 30