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CarmelSCarmelS CanberraMember Posts: 268
Gosh, just saw that I had earned this badge in July. I have to say I can remember a time when I wasn't a member here......Eleven years ago I was diagnosed (May) had surgery; Chemo & Radiation. Life then took a sideways step for quite a while as things went pear shaped with reconstruction & I continually chased an end result that I was happy with. Alas this is not something that is going to happen in this lifetime. So life DOES go on; (with a wonky misshapen boob) Kids grow up, friends & family move on, move away, pass away. We change jobs, change ideas, change partners, sometimes for the best, sometimes not for the best. But life goes on; for some of us I guess our lives are going on (& on) because we had treatment, because we took the advice given to us by our doctors, surgeons & nurses & were supported by our friends & family. I am happy to be here to watch my boys grow, mature (eventually) & hopefully one day in the not too distant future have kids of their own. As time goes on I hope to see more & more people achieve this *Ancient* badge. 
Take Care


  • Julez1958Julez1958 SydneyMember Posts: 547
    Hey @CarmelS
    congratulations on achieving “ ancient” status!
  • Cath62Cath62 Brisbane Member Posts: 891
    That's fantastic and inspiring. Thanks for posting 
  • June1952June1952 Regional VictoriaMember Posts: 1,493
    Thank you @CarmelS, it is always good to have some positive stories appear as it really does encourage ladies who are on their BC saga at the minute.
    Congratulations on your milestone.  🥂
  • ZoffielZoffiel Regional VictoriaMember Posts: 3,336
    @CarmelS as a fellow 'ancient' I can also remember a time before I'd ever imagined I'd be dealing with breast cancer. 
    Still here. I guess that's the objective. 
  • mum2jjmum2jj Member Posts: 4,239
    Hey @CarmelS and @Zoffiel, I just realized I’m an ancient as well. You are both so right, I’ve just turned 60 and considering I didn’t think I’d get to 50 after my diagnosis, it is a great to be ancient. 
    Sending love to you amazing ladies 
    Paula xxx
  • CarmelSCarmelS CanberraMember Posts: 268
    Ha Ha Ha........My kids tll me I'm ancient all the time & I've a few years yet to get to 60 even (which I still wouldn't consider ancient) I think my body feels ancient sometimes but my brain still feels like I've just left school. I do call my old Aunt *the ancient one* but shes turned 92 & accepts the name very much as a badge of honour, still very active, in full command of all her marbles (mostly) & the most wicked sense of fun, I love her. 
    If it wasn't past my bedtime I'd raise a glass to all the *Ancient* ones.
    Carmel  <3 
  • LynLyn Member Posts: 5
    I just checked and I became “ancient” as well in May 2021. Similar story to Carmel with my reconstruction also going pear shaped but after a year of hard work by my surgeon  all turned out beautifully. 

  • iserbrowniserbrown Regional VictoriaMember Posts: 5,146
    Something to strive towards
  • patdugpatdug Member Posts: 51
    Well said @CarmelS....Congratulations on reaching 'ancient' status!! Here's to being and reaching it!!   :););)
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