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Thank You for your Support

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!

Onwards.

Thank You for your Support - Love from Mim

The weekend

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!

What’s next

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!

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20 Comments

  1. Keri Jones
    / 7:58 am

    Loving your positivity :) xx

  2. Shiv
    / 8:31 am

    You’ve been positive for all of the years I’ve known you….keep you’re chin up chicken, beat the bastard xx

    • / 7:47 pm

      Thank you lovely – I WILL! x

  3. Emma Shilton
    / 9:58 am

    Best of luck with the appointment tomorrow (Thursday) I have EVERYTHING crossed for you that it goes well xx keep smiling :)

    • / 11:05 am

      Thank you lovely! Surgery went really well and have everything crossed for the results! x

  4. mummyofboygirltwins
    / 9:32 am

    Oh my goodness how scary and frightening. I hope you are as okay as you can be. Good luck for this week and thinking of you. Was so shocked by your news xxxx

    • / 11:04 am

      Thank you lovely! x

  5. Rachel C
    / 9:26 am

    Best of luck with this week Mim. We are all with you in telling that bloody thing to feck off!! Lots of hugs xx

    • / 11:02 am

      Thank you beautiful and it can feck right off! x

  6. / 7:09 am

    Hi Mim, I’m sorry to hear of your breast cancer diagnosis and I love your attitude, you sound ready to kick some cancer arse! I hope your scan and lumpectomy surgery go well and that by this time next year it’s all a nasty dream.

    Take care and stay strong!

    xx

    • / 11:01 am

      I am going to kick this out of the park!! x Thanks lovely x

  7. Hannah Atkinson
    / 3:33 am

    Mim, you are a bloody inspiration. I am in awe of you, dealing with this so positively with a new job, a move across the world and your gorgeous little family all settling into a new life. Just the move would have floored some people and here you are, fighting this. So proud to call you one of my blogging friends.

    • / 11:01 am

      Thanks lady!! That means so so much to me to have you and your support x x

  8. Claire at Tin Box Traveller
    / 1:10 am

    Best of luck for your scan-tastic week! Sending hugest of hug hugs! xxx

    • / 11:00 am

      Thank you lovely! x

  9. Robyn
    / 9:32 am

    Best of luck with your appointments this week, it does sound like a busy week indeed! Hopefully this cancer will realise you’re too busy for it, and slink away again :)

    • / 11:00 am

      Ha ha yes it better! x

  10. Kim Carberry
    / 7:25 am

    Wishing you the best of luck with the scans and surgery……Thinking of you xx

    • / 10:59 am

      Thank you lovely! x

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