Cheshire - Tatton Park 5k 2019
23 Jun 2019

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Suzanne's Race for Life

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Suzanne Bell

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672 Complete
672% of £300.00 target

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This disease has impacted many lives & quite honestly gets on my t**s. I’m one of the lucky ones who caught this early and will receive treatment, unfortunately not everyone has the same outcome.

In all honesty I didn’t think much when I walked into the consultants room other than I was hungry. When we left the hospital that night I began to think differently although Craig was very reassuring as was the consultant. Being 15 weeks pregnant my hormones were on a rampage. The three days that followed were long, I was waiting for the call on the Friday to give me the biopsy results. That afternoon one of the breast nurses called to say the results were ‘inconclusive’ - I had to go at 1pm on Monday for further tests. I’m not going to lie at that point I started to panic, my mind ran away with me & the thought of not being there for my two beautiful little ladies made me feel sick I rang one of my best friends Becky who was an absolute star & together we made a plan. That weekend I researched the effects of cancer on pregnancy, treatment plans, plastic surgeons - I wanted to know that I had covered every base just in case. I think Craig thought I was crazy but he was incredible, he listened, cuddled but more importantly made me laugh - he didn’t dismiss my worries but reassured me that whatever the outcome everything would be ok. By the Monday I’d put my head back on and was ready for further biopsies. I went to the hospital alone as Craig was working and despite numerous friends offering I truly didn’t think there would be a problem - unfortunately there was a slight one, the biopsy results were not favourable. I’m not sure if it’s being blonde or baby brain but it took a while for that to sink in. The breast nurse & consultant were lovely. They needed to do a further biopsy and mammogram but being 16 weeks pregnant I was reluctant. It was agreed that depending on what the ultrasound showed we would make a decision together. There was no doubt that mammograms were needed on both breasts. Needless to say I had them done. I remember sitting with the nurse whilst she went through the next steps. She spoke about the different feelings I’d more than likely experience in the coming days but in all honesty the only thing I have felt at that point and since is lucky. I’m lucky that I found the lump, fortunate the radiographer did the initial biopsy (it did not present itself as a typical tumour) blessed to have amazing family and friends who I know will support me every step I take on this journey but more importantly I have my two girls who are my world and another little life growing rapidly inside me. I’m not going to lie, I did cry, I was scared and overwhelmed. I didn’t know how to tell Craig and I was worried about how the treatment would effect the pregnancy. An hour later and two of my best friends Becky & Lauren had helped me focus. Once again Craig was incredible, I knew that no matter what he would be there by my side through good times and bad. Telling the girls was a different story but they thought it was funny that mummy’s boob would be thrown in the bin. Children are resilient and so much stronger than I had anticipated. Their brutal honesty was a breath of fresh air. The main questions they had was whether I’d have a Peppa Pig plaster, whether my hair would be purple (probably more likely grey) but more importantly whether the medicine would be ok for our baby. Once they were reassured baby was and would be fine they were off playing with their LOL dolls 😂😂 On Wednesday I will find out when they will do the mastectomy and be able to plan the next stage of treatment and for that I am so grateful. Not everyone is as lucky as I am. My 40th celebrations won’t be as I had originally planned but I’ll be having one hell of a party when all this is over. So please let me take this opportunity to say thank you. Thank you to the NHS, thank you to my wonderful children, thank you to my bat shit crazy sister & friends who never fail to put a smile on my face but most of all thank you to Craig, the man who not only loves & supports me daily but makes me realise that one boob or not I’m still me. Thank you for reading and donating. I cannot promise to run this course, I’ll more than likely be rolling by then but please help me raise money to beat this bugger!!!

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Sally Baumber



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joy burt



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sending lovex


Louise Briggs



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You are one amazing lady Suzanne 💖 feel so privileged to have such an inspirational and strong ‘gym buddy’ love from Lou & Dave xxx


Chloe Mitchinson



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Suzanne O'Neill



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Total raised£2,017.00



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