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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

£3,480.00 +£818.75 Gift Aid
100 Complete
464% 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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Kirstin Duffield

2018-09-10T23:07:40+00:00

2nd Surgery +10 days which is also Chemo -15 days. Tight arm and needing to regularly excercise my shoulder. Managing a slow 10 or 20k each day most days. It's not quite enough to have any miles in my hand for a rainy day, but giving it my best.

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Jane Hitch

2018-09-10T19:47:18+00:00

£20.00

+£5.00 Gift Aid

You're very brave, my thoughts are with you

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Kenneth Olisa

2018-09-10T05:39:05+00:00

£50.00

+£12.50 Gift Aid

I’ve heard of the cycle of adversity - it’s impressive to see how you have reinvented it as a positive. Typical. And inspirational!!

Anonymous

Anonymous

2018-09-09T08:00:52+00:00

£20.00

+£5.00 Gift Aid

Enjoy the ride and I hope you’re well 👍🏾

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Parminder Wright

2018-09-07T08:54:09+00:00

£100.00

+£25.00 Gift Aid

All the best Kirstin! Listening to you on podcast, had to put my hand in pocket! Go girl! Hope cycling going well! X

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Kirstin Duffield

2018-09-06T19:00:49+00:00

A week in form 2nd Surgery I am recovering well, 4inches of hair lighter and starting my cycle. It will be tough to catch up as Chemo starts on 24th.

Total raised£3,480.00

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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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