So the plan for surgery following the MRI went ahead. I had a very brief pre-op appointment - weight, height, lots of questions but no MRSA swab. This was a few days before the surgery date. I was booked in for 7am - but that was fine, I'm definitely a morning person & as it's … Continue reading Surgery 1
SPOILER ALERT - this post is in real time as I feel a strong need to post about something that has happened today. I'm waiting for my first oncology appointment to come through, so am checking the post very carefully every day as it's been a week since this was requested. Today I have had … Continue reading Hospital letter
This felt like a really important moment, as I'd been told the MRI was needed for this type of cancer as it didn't always show up very well on other types of scans. This would help determine the nature of the surgery I would need, and hopefully give a better idea of the scale of … Continue reading MRI
Everyone is going to feel very differently about when to start telling people, whether to tell people at all, and the timing. There are no right answers here and it will always come down to how you feel. I wanted people close to me to know - it felt important to me to share it … Continue reading To tell or not to tell
Those 10 days were hideous of course. I was swinging wildly between deep despair and total conviction that there was another explanation. Everyone around me who knew (I had told a few close friends at this point) kept saying over & over that it will be fine, which got really annoying. I was thinking, well, … Continue reading Diagnosis – the news
In the end my appointment came through for the breast care centre for exactly two weeks after seeing the GP. That was one anxious wait, but part way through I had managed to convince myself that it would turn out to be nothing sinister. It's almost impossible to resist having a look online. I tried … Continue reading Diagnosis – initial testing
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