Wednesday, 30 September 2015

My Cancer in Numbers

3 GP Appointments
1 Breast Unit Referral
2 week wait
1 Breast Cancer Care help line call
1 Breast Cancer diagnosis
2 ultrasounds
3 biopsies
1 mammogram
2 Mri's
I genetics test
10+ Surgeon appointments
2 hospital visits
1 surgery
1 over night stay
1 drain for 3 days
2 weeks off work
2 district nurse visits
7 assisted showers
1 burst wound
1 emergency hospital visit
1 manual drainage
3 dressings
1 scar
1/3 of a new boob
2 months of wearing a post surgery support bra
1 pathology result
6% reoccurrence rate
19 sessions of radiotherapy
2 oncology follow ups
5 years of hormone therapy (tamoxifen)
Countless cups of tea
Too many kind words to mention
Many lovely friends and family
Lots of phone chats and catch up texts.
Plenty of tears and cuddles.

Check ups planned for 2 months, then 6 months time.

It's time to take stock. Sit back and Relax.

It been a long 4 months, but that is not as long as what some people have to deal with.

I look forward to the next list I make.

lots of good things planned for the future!


  1. Well done for getting through the last 4 months, I can't imagine what you've been through. I hope that now you can focus on making the most of the future xx

    Ioanna |

    1. Thank you Ioanna (beautiful name!). It's been long, looking forward to whats next! x

  2. And one beautiful, lovely, inspiring young lady who has gotten through the last 4 months like a bad ass :) xxxxx

    1. Thank you Amber! that is one of the best comments ever!

  3. You're amazing :D
    I'm so glad this is coming to an end and you can start a new chapter asap, bye cancer! *inserts waving goodbye emoji here* xxx

    1. Not so sure about the amazing! I just trucked through it, because I had to. I definitely kept oero in business! it's time to get healthy again! Thanks for you support Annabel xx