“The health of my body, mind and spirit are all related and anyone who cares for my health should take that into account” – Kaa Anderson

I te taha o tōku Māmā ko Ngāti Rārua, ko Ngāti Tama ki te Tau Ihu, ko Te Ati Awa, ko Ngāti Maniapoto me Ngāti Whakaue ngā iwi.

I te taha o tōku Pāpā, ko Kai Tahu, ko Ngāti Apa, ko Ngāti Porou ngā iwi.

Ko Talei Morrison tōku ingoa.

This is my journey through cervical cancer.

I decided to do a blog because I want to be able to help other wāhine that have this and that will be diagnosed with this.  I feel that through sharing my experiences other women might know what to expect or be able to resonate with me.  My family and I don’t know anyone with this illness and so far all we have been going on is what we can find on-line through websites an articles.  There is alot of good information out there, but there is nothing like going through it to really bring it into reality.

So I write, as honest, as raw, as truthful as I can.  It wouldn’t be helpful to anyone if I pussy-footed around any topics so I’m going to write about blood, discharge, pelvic cramps, diarrhea, internal examinations…. the whole package!

Please bring this to the attention of any woman you think might benefit from it.

Here we go!

Ma te runga rawa tātou e tiaki!

4 thoughts on “About

  1. Nga mihi mahana ki a koe Talei. Thank you for sharing your journey. The very first words I see when I opened your blog were those of my Mama’s, bought a tear to my eye. Kia kaha, kia toa, kia manawanui – Arohanui Claire (Vicki’s sister) xxx


    1. Tēnā koe e te tuakana. Without reading your Mum’s story I will still be lost, scared, and confused. As I read each word I grew stronger and stronger. Thank you and your whānau for allowing her to be my inspiration and for allowing me to share some of her thoughts.


    2. Ka Aroha Whanau
      Aunty sending messages from the other side XXX
      Kia Ora for sharing your story. I’m a doctor and trying to get our Whanau to vaccinate against this very real disease can be a struggle. You will save lives through the courageous act of sharing your most deep and personal mamae.
      Arohanui Kia koe me to Whanau


  2. Tēnā koe e te māreikura, he tānga manawa te pānui i āu tuhinga. You have always been an inspiration to me. Ka tukuna atu ngā karakia kia piki te ora, me ngā manaakitanga a Io Matua Kore ki a koutou ko too whānau.


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