Blog, Breast cancer, Cancer, Christmas

It’s nearly…

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Christmas…

For me it’s always been about giving to others.

My wish for you in the New Year is a brighter outlook. I especially am looking forward to 2021.

I was diagnosed with breast cancer this year and have just finished all the treatment; it’s not been an easy time to live through.

I want to take a moment to think about the women and men who have just found out they have cancer. 

How must they be feeling?

You might know someone who has had cancer or just been diagnosed. They could be your partner, husband, wife, mother, father, sister or brother. 

I had some amazing support from breast cancer now nurses during my treatment; they really did help me a lot to get through it.

You can help those in the future with a cancer diagnosis by giving what you can today to breast care now, from this link https://breastcancernow.org

Alternatively https://www.macmillan.org.uk Macmillan Cancer Support helps people who are diagnosed with a variety of other types of cancers.

It’s not until you have a cancer diagnosis that you really understand what other people have to go through; so please help if you can.

Blog, Breast cancer

This month is #BreastCancerAwarenessMonth

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I want to thank all the breast nurses and staff who work at QEII Hospital in WGC and the Breast Cancer Now nurses and volunteers who have helped me while I’ve been having treatment recently. They are really amazing people. If you would like to make a donation to help others with breast cancer please follow the link below.

https://breastcancernow.org/donate

I know of so many people who have been affected not only by breast cancer but by cancer of all types. It could be your husband, wife, father, mother, sister or brother.

In my own family since getting my diagnosis I’ve learned of many relatives who have had cancer and of their treatment and in some cases their death.

I’ve experienced others going through treatment for cancer; it doesn’t make it any easier to cope with when you get a diagnosis yourself.

I think at the moment we are all so caught up living with Covid-19, this has taken our minds off other things but it really is important to get any unusual illnesses checked out.

It really could save your life….

Blog, Breast cancer, Poetry, Writing

Waiting with #breast cancer

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Anyone who’s experienced cancer treatment, or is going through treatment at the moment will identify with the endless appointments and time spent waiting. It’s a lonely time, particularly with coronavirus.


I’m Waiting…

Waisting time

Again

My life ticks

Away

No book 📖 

No phone 📞 

No newspaper 📰 

To settle into

As coronavirus reigns

Boredom remains

🌷🌸 🌷🌸🌷

One hour

Or three

Today

I’m feeling lucky

Maybe

Two hours…

My legs feel dead

I’ve been sat so long

I’m past caring

The outcome,

Whatever

🌷🌸🌷🌸🌷

I’m surrounded by

Pink

Flowery pictures;

🌷 🌷 

I feel smothered

In this moment 

My name is called

Reality beckons me now

I have breast cancer 

Why is it

Pink

and flowery?

🌷 🌷 

Poem by Spiral white