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adeanadean Member Posts: 1,041
edited September 2016 in Day to day

Hi ladies, I wanted to share that today it's 44 years since my mum had bc, she is alive and well 80 years old, independant climbs ladders and works in the op shop. 44 years ago they gave her the most horrendous scars I've ever seen on boobs but still here. I remember watching my dad, I was 12 taking of her bandages and pouring red macurachrome over her. Dad told me once those bloody doctors said sir would YOU like us to reconstruct your wife's breast? My dad said don't bloody ask me there not my boobs! Dad died from dementia 7 years ago on mums birthday and mum said he did that so he didn't have to buy a gift lol. Mum and I reminisced today about life and how far being diagnosed has come. Mum said the Dr told just go home and get on with it and pray you live.      Adean




  • Michelle_RMichelle_R Gold Coast QldMember Posts: 894
    edited August 2016

    What a wonderful post!  Your Mum is amazing and a true inspiration - thank you for sharing this with us - it has made my day! xx Michelle

  • Brenda5Brenda5 Burrum Heads, QldMember Posts: 2,392
    edited August 2016

    Your mum can say been there done that and now its a distant memory. So cool and we all aspire to it. Good on you mum!

  • rowdyrowdy Member Posts: 1,165
    edited August 2016

    Hey Adean what a lovely post, you are so lucky to still have your mum. I love her comment about your dad passing on her birthday, older people come out with  comments that you don't expect. Give her a big hug, I no longer have parents. Take care I hope you are well xx

  • Andrea ByrneAndrea Byrne Member Posts: 0
    edited August 2016

    Thank you so much for sharing that, it has made my day! So happy for your mum and you. Xx

  • primekprimek Broken HillMember Posts: 5,353
    edited August 2016

    44 years....now that sounds fabulous. Thanks for sharing.

  • Ann-MarieAnn-Marie Member Posts: 1,158
    edited August 2016

    Lots of love to you and your wonderful mum x

  • suzieqsuzieq Member Posts: 332
    edited August 2016

    Hi Adean, It is so great to hear a survival story.  Sometimes I think "in/out get it over with and get on with your life" may just work.  Suex

  • JanineGJanineG Melbourne (west)Member Posts: 136
    edited August 2016

    Thank you Adean for sharing. Wonderful to read such encouraging and 'witty' words. Your mum sounds fantastic. Xx Janine

  • bjpbjp Member Posts: 5
    edited August 2016


    I love hearing of long term survival - lets hope we all can look back after a similar time.



  • iserbrowniserbrown Regional VictoriaMember Posts: 4,130
    edited August 2016

    What a heart warming story. Hugs from Christine xx 

  • InkPetalInkPetal You are valuable, beautiful, extraordinary.Member Posts: 502
    edited August 2016

    Wow. Medical science and women's rights sure have come a long way in a few short decades.

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