My first blog
Just been having a quick cruise through the site and figuring out how to make it all work. Amazing to see that there really are other people going through the same stuff as I am. I have found that a lot of friends and family have decided to drift away, I feel like they have written me off already. I have been nearly 5 years like this. My diagnosis anniversary is National Breast Day Woo Hoo. Instead of everyone running away I would love them to take a really good look at me and see that I am still alive, I am still working, I am still doing Karate and I am still looking after my family, and then think to themselves,"wow, look at her, you can live with cancer. The rest of the world doesn't stop just because we get breast cancer or any type of cancer. Kids still need to go to school, groceries need to be bought and bills need to be paid. You still have to function as normally as possible, this is just another added extra to our daily life.
I haven't had chemo, but just the thought of it scares me. I admire everyone who goes through it and I can only hope that I will be that strong, if and when my time for chemo arrives.
I've had my mastectomy, and just managed to convince a plastic surgeon to operate on me and put a tissue expander in and reduce the other side. When you are a size E/F in the bra department, having only one that size can be a bit of a nightmare and literally a pain in the neck. It is such a relief. The first plastics guy I saw made me feel guilty about wanting to sort my body out and I ended up feeling like he thought I wasn't worth the effort because I was advanced. Thank goodness I found someone else, who actually listened to me and made me feel like I wasn't being an idiot.
This disease takes so much away from you and we shouldn't be made to feel guilty for wanting some hint of normaility.
That might do it for now. Thank you for listening.
Good luck to all in their journey