Queen Sandra

Meet my queen of the week Sandra Brennan, I came across Sandra when she messaged me her story.


She really needed a day of Queenliness (you will find out why when you read her message) and was wanting to come along to my Queen-sesh of cocktails and kick arse bitches.

Sandra is hilarious, despite being thrown some of life’s greatest challenges she maintains an enviable sense of humour and to be honest I just wanted to meet her. I immediately invited her to the Queen-Sesh.

She accepted and we went on with our excitement of meeting each other.

Only for Sandra to have to pull out of our glorious day when she realised it fell on her son’s birthday.

Sandra is a true Queen.

Here is the really moving message she sent me, she is more than happy for us to all share it and I for 1 am drinking a voddy tonight for her and her family’s glory.

“To say life has been somewhat of a cunt would be an understatement. I never let myself go down the poor me road, as I know there is someone worse off than me. Our eldest, Bailey was diagnosed with Leukaemia in 2007 when he was 7. The hardest thing as a parent is watching your child so sick and being so helpless to help them. After 3 years of treatment and 6 months off treatment and when life was getting back to normal the mother fucker came back.

I had just noticed his blood count was a bit out of whack and took him back for a check up…… He had relapsed. So we packed up our house and moved 4 hours away to give this kid the best shot.

After oneΒ  round of hard and heavy chemo,Β  another blow. The Dr came to us and said “I can’t cure this kid with just chemo, he will need a bone marrow transplant”

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Lucky his brother the hero was a match.

Long story short after living in hospital for 9 months and being very close to knocking on heaven’s doors my big man has been in remission for 4 yrs this year. The hardest thing I have ever had to do is hear him ask me to let him die, as he had had enough of being sick. I wouldn’t wish on my worst enemy what that poor little bugger had to go through to beat this horrible disease.

Two years ago we lost my father-in-law to prostate cancer. Life just doesn’t seem fair. This man is one of the good ones. I would not have gotten through all this bullshit if it wasn’t for him. He was more like a father to me and we miss him very much. He was such a great ‘Poppy’ to my kids, such a great dad to me & my hubby. On his death bed he told me that not to worry about Bailey because he made a pact with the big man upstairs to take him and leave his precious grandson here on earth where he belongs.

So there you have it my big wanksesh. ☺️.”

Sandra, thank you. You have an incredible ability to touch people with your strength, thank you for sharing that with me and now the queens. Your words are a fucking huge reminder of what is important and real.

You and Bailey are a true inspiration. And don’t get me started on “Poppy” 😍

We will get our day of cocktails and glory babe, as soon as your ready I’m waiting. You fucking deserve it.

πŸ’— Con

P.S. I’m stealing the term “wanksesh”

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    Kel 12 months ago

    Wow, I’m crying here, faaaaaark you’ve had it all lady and still you are amazing, I wish you, Bailey and the rest of your family health and happiness always xxx

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      Mel 12 months ago

      Same, typing through the tears πŸ˜ͺ
      What a strong family

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    Ang 12 months ago

    Sandra is definitely queen of the week. What a shit hand to be dealt, and what a super strong queen she has turned out to be. It amazes me the strength that us queens have when dealing with what life throws at us .Well done and totally love the new words to be added to the dictionary…. πŸ˜€

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    Annie Welsh 12 months ago

    You’re an amazingly strong woman Sandra!!! So happy that he is doing great now! Thank you for sharing your struggles with us!! <3

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    Mel 12 months ago

    Oh Sandra…. I’m so sorry you had to go through any of that and your little man sounds like he got his fight from you 😍

    my father in law is fighting terminal prostate (secondary bone) cancer ATM, and like your “poppy” ours is a fucking legend of a man πŸ˜ͺ

    I wish you and your family a life time of health and happiness πŸ™ŒπŸ½πŸ˜˜πŸ‘‘πŸ’–

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    Kate 12 months ago

    I never comment on anything but this made me tear up! High fricking five to you and your family. I wish you all the love and luck you deserve in your future. You are a true Queen x

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    Cindy 12 months ago

    Sending you and your family good wishes Sandra! I am so sorry you had to go through all of that.

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    Trudi 12 months ago

    Sandra, you are a true inspiration to all mothers out there. And here I was feeling sorry for myself this morning because I couldnt drop my baby off for her first day of daycare myself cuz I had to work. What an amazing woman and mother you are!

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    Briar 12 months ago

    This has me in tears this morning. Sandra you are one strong woman! Thank you for sharing your story – like my mum says ‘life can be really really shit sometimes’ . I wish you and your family all the best going forward! Much love

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    Nic 12 months ago

    Eternal happiness for Bailey and your family. Strong queen doesn’t cut it! In awe x

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    Zailee 12 months ago

    Strength to you Sandra, not that you need it! You poor soul <3 I can't imagine how that feels. You utterly rock babe, and if we ever meet first round is on me <3

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    Katie Williams 12 months ago

    Sitting here reading and sobbing, this lady is a very deserving Queenie!

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    Katie Williams 12 months ago

    Sitting here reading and sobbing, this lady is a very deserving Queenie! Oh n “poppy” ur one too!!

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    QueenMother 12 months ago

    And this is why we are Queens xxx πŸ˜€

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    Lozzie 12 months ago

    Oh gosh, I’m just shedding a few tears here… A close family member of mine lost his battle with cancer last year and not a single day goes by that I don’t think of him. You’re a strong lady Sandra. Truly inspirational. I’ll be keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers x

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    Juzziemc 12 months ago

    Crying tears of happiness for you and your strong and courageous family! πŸ’›

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    Rebecca 12 months ago

    Thanks for the kick in the face Sandra, how amazing you are. I’ve been wallowing in my “pity party for one” since the start of my pregnancy due to a prolapsed disc putting me in hospital for the last half of baking. Back operation two days before Xmas and a c-section to remove my sweet little cake – who I might add turned out perfect!! So fk me and my health issues I had a healthy child wtf is wrong with me! Thanks Sandra for reminding me of what’s important. Hugs and love for a life time of health and happiness to you super Queen and your little boy xxx

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    Rachie70 12 months ago

    Sandra and Con you made me cry. Leukaemia is a right C#*t. I am so happy to hear your lad has kicked it in the balls. Sorry he lost his Poppy. Thank you for sharing Queen love to you xo

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    Kelli 12 months ago

    Wow so much love for Sandra and her beautiful family…. sitting on my bus to work in tears reading this…. screw the funny looks I am getting from the other passengers!!!! I really hope from now on you get nothing but happy times…… it makes you realise how lucky you are… from now on I am going to try my very best to stop complaining about the little things that go wrong in my life and just embrace everything that comes my way xxx thank you for sharing your story xxx

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    Sandra 12 months ago

    Feeling little bit ‘Spesh’ right now.
    All I can say is ‘WOW’
    I am so humble to be Queenie of the week. All of your words of encouragement and affirmations to myself, my handsome lad Bailey and let’s not forget ‘Poppy’ have bought me to tears.

    Don’t get me started on Constance, she is my hero, my little ray of sunshine, I love reading her life stories. My husband tells me I am borderline creepy with my admiration for her, haha. I feel like we have met her in a past life, but want nothing more to meet her in this life time, which will happen, either that or a restraining order.

    So many Queenies that have similar stories I SALUTE you, much love.
    Thank you all so much.

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    Sandra 12 months ago

    Con, you can totes keep ‘Wanksesh’ 😜

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    Sharni Wimbridge 12 months ago

    Hit me right in the feels as my son is also named Bailey. Life is not fair, but being able to reach out and connect with like-minded individuals is a god send. Bless you Sandra – you are a true hero. To keep on keeping on when life just kicks you in the wazoo. Good for you!! Your kids are lucky to have such a strong mum. Hugs..S..xxx

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    Reah 12 months ago

    So much love for Sandra and your family❀️ Queen indeed. OwnthatshitgirlπŸ‘πŸΎπŸ‘‘

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