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Kirstin's Cycle 300 Fundraising Page

I'm cycling 300 miles this Sept for Cancer Research UK, & running 10k to raise money & improve my chances winning

Doing Cycle 300
September 2018

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Kirstin's Cycle 300 Fundraising Page

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Kirstin Duffield

Total raised

£3,660.00

+ £863.75 Gift Aid

488 Complete
488% of £750.00 target

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Story

I felt a lump, courtesy of being an avid sunbather and regularly rubbing factor 30 on... I thought it might have been just another cyst but with my granny and great aunt, and my mum’s cousin all having breast cancer - yet I had no aunts or sisters, I was aware I could be at risk. So off it trotted to have it checked out.
First a referral to Mr Graham, armed with a needle to aspirated, also no fluid. Off to Mr Thomson at Harbour Hospital for mammogram and Ultra sound, quickly followed without warning by a 5 core biopsy.
A week later the confirmation of Mr Thomson's suspicion. CANCER, 19mm invasive ductal, ER/PR negative. Treatment plan with Mr Graja starting with a lumpectomy, removing 60g of breast tissue inc 1cm all round to be safe, some clever reconstruction to smooth out the dent and then 6 sessions of Chemotherapy over 5 months starting mid September, then 15 sessions of radio therapy over 3 weeks.

So my journey starts, I assume it's just an inconvenience! But back of my mind I am worried I am over simplifying and it's going to be one hell of a ride. But fingers crossed my naivety will rule.

Original Plan:
During September I'll have had my op and about to start Chemo. And for there October 10k run I'll have had one session of Chemo so who knows if I'll make it round.
Plan B after Histology update means I now have to go back for a 2nd Surgery on the 29th August, have some more of my boob removed, again shouldn’t notice if he is careful, but also have to have all the Lymph nodes removed. I really could do with not being given progressively more challenges, so awaiting some smiles and good news next chemo and Radio still await me. But I will be moving my cycling plans back by a month.

But I can't leave my kids without out a mum. So for them I'll be doing this.

Latest updates

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Grace Ker

2018-10-18T10:51:03+00:00

£20.00

+£5.00 Gift Aid

First woman to receive a Royal Marine beret is a Roedean girl, we lead from the front, we bring up the rear. Give up is not in the psyche. The best.

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David Kirk

2018-10-08T08:10:12+00:00

£20.00

+£5.00 Gift Aid

Best wishes Kirstin. Leading from the front as always and setting such a high standard that you will do great. David

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Kirstin Duffield

2018-10-03T22:18:46+00:00

Day 9 and I feel a little slow but almost normal. Tire easily but with care I did half a day in the office, the other half worked from home and ensured enough liquids and food were consumed at right intervals.

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Seema Sharma

2018-10-03T21:04:05+00:00

£50.00

+£12.50 Gift Aid

You are an inspiration Kirstin!

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Caroline Donald

2018-09-26T11:15:08+00:00

£20.00

+£5.00 Gift Aid

In awe of you... xxx you can do this!

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Kirstin Duffield

2018-09-25T09:16:56+00:00

Day 1 of Chemo Cycle 1. The day of the session was not as traumatic as I feared. I even got back on the indoor bike for another 10k.

Total raised£3,660.00

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Story

I felt a lump, courtesy of being an avid sunbather and regularly rubbing factor 30 on... I thought it might have been just another cyst but with my granny and great aunt, and my mum’s cousin all having breast cancer - yet I had no aunts or sisters, I was aware I could be at risk. So off it trotted to have it checked out.
First a referral to Mr Graham, armed with a needle to aspirated, also no fluid. Off to Mr Thomson at Harbour Hospital for mammogram and Ultra sound, quickly followed without warning by a 5 core biopsy.
A week later the confirmation of Mr Thomson's suspicion. CANCER, 19mm invasive ductal, ER/PR negative. Treatment plan with Mr Graja starting with a lumpectomy, removing 60g of breast tissue inc 1cm all round to be safe, some clever reconstruction to smooth out the dent and then 6 sessions of Chemotherapy over 5 months starting mid September, then 15 sessions of radio therapy over 3 weeks.

So my journey starts, I assume it's just an inconvenience! But back of my mind I am worried I am over simplifying and it's going to be one hell of a ride. But fingers crossed my naivety will rule.

Original Plan:
During September I'll have had my op and about to start Chemo. And for there October 10k run I'll have had one session of Chemo so who knows if I'll make it round.
Plan B after Histology update means I now have to go back for a 2nd Surgery on the 29th August, have some more of my boob removed, again shouldn’t notice if he is careful, but also have to have all the Lymph nodes removed. I really could do with not being given progressively more challenges, so awaiting some smiles and good news next chemo and Radio still await me. But I will be moving my cycling plans back by a month.

But I can't leave my kids without out a mum. So for them I'll be doing this.

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