A Lot to Give Up

Click here to start at the beginning of my story Giving up my breasts was kind of an easy decision, after all, they are trying to kill me. Actually doing it will be hard, and the recovery will be harder, but they are not the only things I will be giving up thanks to cancer. Before this I didn’t know a whole lot about cancer. I’ve not really gone through it with anyone in detail, not even my dad who lives a few hours from me. He is a man of few words so I only get told the very …

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My Treatment Options

Click here to start at the beginning of my story The day after I was told I had breast cancer I had the strangest sensation in the breast I had had the lumpectomy on. It was sloshing! Yes, it felt like it was half full of liquid and I could hear it sloshing around as I moved. It was not painful. It was actually hysterical, and both Simon and I had a good laugh about it. I had no idea if this was an issue, or if it was perfectly normal. Not knowing what else to do, I gave the …

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Living with Uncertainty

Click here to start at the beginning of my story I’m a type A person, a bit of a control freak really. I plan how things are going to be and run by a schedule. Lets just say I don’t like it very much when I don’t know what the future holds. And that’s what was happening from the minute I walked out of my GP’s office after that first appointment. Can I go out to dinner next week? Can I book that bargain trip to China for next July? Can I drive up to visit my parents for a …

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Lumpectomy and Finally the Results

Click here to start at the beginning of my story Heading off to hospital was a very new thing. The last time I was in hospital was almost 21 years ago when I gave birth to my youngest daughter. Both my childbirths had been natural with no drugs or other interventions. I had never had surgery before, the closest thing being a couple of stitches in my finger when I was a teenager. I was a little bit nervous, but really, I saw this as such a minor surgery that I wasn’t really worried about it. The hardest part was …

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That Day this Journey Began

Oh, boy, where to start! There wasn’t really one day that this all began, but rather a series of days. I guess though this all started sometime over the weeks we were travelling in Canada and the US in August/September 2019. As we were travelling my breasts were feeling a bit sore and heavy. I also noticed both breasts were feeling a bit lumpy. Not something unusual as I could get quite hormonal at times and I had recently changed contraception methods. I pretty much wrote it off in my mind but since I had an appointment with my GP …

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