October is breast cancer awareness month, but let’s face it for someone with a previous breast cancer diagnosis… it’s every month!
What does October mean for me?
- October 2017 – Diagnosed with grade 3 bilateral breast cancer
- October 2018 – Told I would need a hysterectomy due to being ER+
- October 2019 – Checks on a suspicious lump (damaged tissue)
- October 2020 – Change in pigment and dip on right boob (waiting to be checked) & here’s the shocker… confirmed BRCA2 gene mutation 😩
but it also means:
- The month that I got together with my hubby
- The month that I played a part in a national awareness campaign with Breast Cancer Now with 5 other ladies and their loved ones. That has since developed into a strong bond of extended family that are a constant source of knowledge, experience, support and am proud to call my friends.
Sadly we lost our beautiful Sal last month to this horrible disease, leaving a huge gap in my heart, that I’m going to make sure that I fill with smiles and experiences, because Sal was an explorer who loved life… you can find out more about Sal and her journey on her personal blog. https://mybeautifullife.org/
I don’t think October has quite finished with me yet, but what ever it is I’ll tackle it in the best way I know how… with a smile and the support of my family and friends 💕