Friday, 17 July 2015

Cancerversary - it's been 1 year

First thing in the morning on Friday 18th July 2014 I went to the hospital for an ultrasound scan. I thought I'd be back in work by about 11am. Instead, after texting Glen as he was in a meeting at work to tell him where I was and what had happened (I hadn't told anyone I was going for a scan) I found myself emailing my line manager and one of my friends in the office to tell them I wasn't coming in, and why.

A few hours later my friends started getting text messages that read as follows:

I went to the hospital today having
been referred by my GP for an
ultrasound scan. My left nipple was
going in a bit. I had an ultrasound,
mammogram, and 4 biopsies. I won't
be told this definitely til I meet the
surgeon oncologist next Thursday but
it seems I have breast cancer which
has spread to my lymph nodes.
They're 99% sure they just need the
pathology report for confirmation. I
don't know what to say really I just
wanted to tell people myself.

This doesn't feel like a year ago. It feels like a lifetime ago.

There's actually only two things I really want to say.

1. I'm alive. Phew.

2. Thank you to everyone who has been in my life this past year. It was you that got me through it. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart. XO























(Couldn't resist ending on the drain worm.) 





  1. Congrats on your one year! Mine is coming up in a couple of weeks. It's hard to believe.

    1. Thank you! And yey to your 1 Year too! It feels good :-) xox