Thank you for your support by commenting, calling, texting and emailing last week after I posted that I have breast cancer!
Thank You for your Support!
I wrote the post for myself I suppose. It’s a way to get all of my feelings out and channel them into a bit of an action plan. I was absolutely blown away with the amount of love and support that came my way afterwards and I really can’t thank you enough. You’ve made beating cancer even easier for me :)
Anyway, enough of the gushing (thank you again!). I thought I’d give a little bit of an update as to where I’m up to. Now, don’t worry, my blog isn’t going to turn into a blog just about cancer. I’ll still be posting my fair share of parenting stuff, reviews and giveaways . I thought I might do a little update every now and again for those who want to follow my journey. I’ll try and make the title as obvious as possible so if cancer chat isn’t your cuppa, you can skip it!
After a lovely weekend in the Hunter Valley celebrating my birthday, this is now a scan-tastic week for me. Yesterday, I had a CT scan to scan from my neck to my, um, ass. I’m happy to report the results came back already and it’s clear! You know, apart from the boobie cancer. That is unfortunately still there, the little fekker.
I’m having a full body bone scan tomorrow and I’m a bit nervous. I hate confined spaces. Despite being a bit of a gobshite, I get pretty severely claustrophobic. I’m trying to tackle that issue head on. I’ve downloaded an hypnosis app that specifically helps cure claustrophobia. I’ve been listening to it a few times a day in preparation. Before you laugh your pants off, I think it’s actually working!
Today I also popped down to the imaging place I’m having the scan done at. The lovely technician kindly showed me the room I’ll be in tomorrow, the machine and exactly what will happen. It really did help and I’m feeling much more positive about going now. I know how important the scan is, I just couldn’t get past the fear initially. Mr M is allowed in the room too and will be ready to pop Taylor Swift on if I need a distraction so all is well.
I also got a prescription of Valium from my Doctor. I’m well equipped now to deal with any anxiety issues I think!
On Thursday I have my lumpectomy surgery and the surgeon will also take a biopsy of my lymph nodes under my arm. I’m hoping and praying they will be cancer free.
So it’s a busy old week!
I’m feeling brilliant, spurred on by your amazing support! I’m not as positive as I was last week, I’m now ten times MORE positive! Ha ha, see what I did there?
This cancer is a bloody inconvenience and I could do without it. I’m too busy for cancer. That was the first thing I thought when I got the results. I’m too busy for cancer. Now all of a sudden it’s here but I read a comment this week on a cancer forum that a cancer survivor had posted. “I might have cancer, but cancer won’t have me”. I think that’s brilliant and I’m standing by that too.
If you have messaged me and I haven’t yet replied, firstly thank you! Secondly, I will reply to everyone as soon as I can and I’m so so grateful for your positive and supportive words. Keep them coming :)
PS: check your boobs!