Cancer and me. Everything seemed to happen at once after chronic pain on my right side for over 8 months, a few wrong diagnoses, treatments. THEN tests, scans, more blood tests, M.R.I, CT, going from one consultant to another. THEN WAMBAM being told you have 1 cancer is heart-breaking, but when your told 3 areas could be affected, I must admit, my only thoughts were how was I going to tell my grown-up kids, I was only just getting to know my little Grandson Joshua, my daughter was pregnant with number 2 gandson, was l going to meet him. I don't have time to have another illness, l already too many early ms, Prancreatis disease,Diebetis ,Cronic nerve back, leg pain , my life was too busy.
My mind goes to the horrible death of my mum with Bowel cancer, my dad dying 6 weeks later, a family member whos had cancer since the year my 33 yr son was born.
Denial set in, after the procedure for breast cancer. Benin just a hard mass under my right armpit was a relief. Clear. yahoo! Life is busy when your self employed.
The pain in my right side was getting worse, ovarian cancer, maybe cervical, as a cyst was so large it was not clear how far everything had spread, as the other areas needed investigation before treatment need to be started.
Early oct 2019 However ovarian Cancer was not waiting. After being admitted into hospita as an emergency, 50-mile round trip away, so not easy for the family to visit. things took a turn for the worse. Another gynaecologist took pity on me and within a short time. I was being operated on, 4 days in intensive care, time in an isolation ward due to infections taking hold. I was told it was a long messy operation, my liver, stomach bowel etc had to be repaired. a full hysterectomy long and lengthy recovery was ahead for me before they could work on my Bowel which in February 2020 had dice and slice for it to remove the mass, also finding Diverticular Disease, just to add to the pain.
As l was recovering at my daughters home as our home was flooded, I thought what could l do to say thank you. My daughter was already doing the McMillian coffee morning, when COVID 19 strucked.
Due to COVID19, my treatment was put on hold but was sent home with drugs to take, my hair started to come out in Feb, my first thought "oh bloody hell", but as time went off it stopped a bit patchy, volume less then half but not all out, that was it if I could grow it long enough for kids wigs, that's what l would do. if l could raise a little money at the same, great. So set a date for 11th September 2020 The day the news was given 1 year earlier.
So here I am, coping with cancer and recovery with carefully hair care, life like many of us, is not easy. Its a roller coast of emotionsl, treatments added symtoms, illness, the side effects are horrendous, your confidence is shot to peices. You can look normal, but sadly life goes on around you while your in limbo, people forget quickly.
Time is flying by, its getting closer to full fill my promise. So here l am. Hoping, wishing you will help me.
I would be so extremely grateful for any donations.
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