Toddlers, Tantrums and a Tumour.

Welcome to my journey through breast cancer and motherhood.

Queen Dring

Self proclaimed HRH…

Hello my name is Hannah Dring. 31 years old. Wife to Dan, mother to 2 boys – Henry (3) and Dylan (1).

Recently diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer. I want to share my journey through this situation – my experiences, appointments, treatment, family times and recovery. If I can support one person, help someone understand or encourage people to check themselves then this blog will have done what I intended to do. I want to help others realise that this disease does not just attack older women… please be breast cancer aware whatever age you are!

Deciding to write a blog has not been an easy decision. Putting everything down for others to see is not something I’ve taken lightly. Now brace yourselves because I won’t claim I know a thing about writing a blog and I literally write what’s in my head as if I’m talking to myself. I apologise if grammar and spelling isn’t perfect, for the odd bit of colourful language or if sometimes it doesn’t make sense… my brain for you! This is a place to document my feelings on being a mother and riding the cancer roller-coaster.




  • Know your normal

    August 21, 2020 by

    The other problem with being diagnosed with cancer is the constant stress and worry this causes. Every tiny ache, pain, bruise or strange feeling sends my mind instantly into overdrive and panic that the shit is back.  Booked to have a bone scan because of some back ache I’ve been having. Most people wouldn’t think… Read more

  • New normal

    July 25, 2020 by

    So I’m a month out of treatment. Weird statement. To be honest I’m feeling ok… ish but generally ok. I feel like I’m waiting for a wave of emotions to come, for the realisation of the past 8months to smack me in the face but it’s not yet. To be honest I’m kind of just… Read more

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2 thoughts on “Toddlers, Tantrums and a Tumour.

  1. Hannah I came across your blog and just wanted to say I very much admire you’re strength and bravery in the horrendous situation you have found yourself in. I expect you will have lots of followers to your blog, people looking for the same sort of strength in a similar life situation.
    You are amazing!
    I wish you all the best with your treatment and future journey.


  2. Hi Hanna, we’ve never met, which may appear strange to anyone reading this, as, I’m your uncle by marriage.
    I just read your blog and it bought back the memory of what my wife went through a few years ago. She is well now, stronger, more resilient and more full of life than she had ever been. I guess what I’m trying to say is that, she is proof that this dreadful disease can be beaten. When the dark days come, and there will be dark days, battle on, you have the strength, the will, and the determination to beat this thing. Just remember, you are not alone, draw strength from those around you and don’t be afraid to ask them for help, they will want to help.
    I hope one day circumstances will change and we can meet, but until then Elaine and I send you all our love, hope, and prayers x x


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