Welcome to my story. In October 2019, at the age of 46, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. The diagnosis came out of the blue. I have no family history and have always been fit and healthy. Once I got over the shock, I decided to document each part of this journey and hopefully my story can be a comfort to others who have just heard those dreaded words!
I am hoping to show that not everyone will have a horrific experience with breast cancer. A diagnosis no longer means imminent death. We are all so scared at the beginning though that’s the first thing that we think of. While I also acknowledge I’ve been very lucky and cancer isn’t this easy for everyone, I hope my story will help to alleviate some fears and calm some nerves.
I am always available to answer questions through the comments on my posts or through my Facebook page here.
Josie’s Journey is a play on words with my main blog Josie Wanders where I write about all things travel.
These posts represent the main milestones throughout my cancer journey. Click through the links at the bottom of each one to get to the next chronological post, often describing my recovery.
Read about how I decided to have my nipples reconstructed and how it went
Hints and Tips
These posts are ones I’ve written to help you out with your own cancer experience – or to help you understand someone close to you.
Coping with Breast Cancer
Here are all my best hints & tips for getting through cancer the best way I know how.
Inspirational Quotes for Breast Cancer
All my favourite quotes to help with a positive mindset on both good days and bad