June 22 2001 ......... this was the day I was diagnosed with breast cancer and secondaries in the lymph nodes.
Only those that have gone thru this and their carers know what devastating news this can be. But the ONLY way to get thru such a diagnosis is to be POSITIVE - though not always as easy as it sounds - and have the best carers around you .... the medical team and the love and support of your family and friends.
I know I would not have managed to survive without John and the amazing support I had from so many people.
I was told by my surgeon that it would take twelve months out of my life with surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy.
and he was right.
Not for one minute can you let yourself become negative. For most patients, cancer is the most difficult and frightening experience they have ever encountered. ..... and most will never want to hear the words "be positive" or "never become negative". It is enough of a battle to just get out of bed every morning.