I’ll leave what I posted when I first set this blog up. But I guess it’s time for an update as things have changed quite a lot, and I am a fan of summaries for people who don’t have the time or inclination to read everything ever written.
It’s the end of January 2010 and the sun has been shining. I’ve been glued to two things today. My laptop (working mostly so I can get my business sold) and also the inside of my eyelids. Lots of snoozes. Yum.
Anyway. The journey started in June 2009 really. I got diagnosed with Inflammatory Breast Cancer. For some strange reason, I always knew I’d get cancer. But I’d decided it wasn’t going to kill me. Looks now like I may have got that bit wrong. But maybe not. Maybe aliens will land or I’ll fall off a kerb in my usual klutz style and die a much more interesting death! Anyway, end of 2009 brought the news that I have Inflammatory Breast Cancer in my brain. Only me. Breast cancer in the heed. It’s also in my lung and liver a teeny bit just for good measure.
The blog started because I wanted to keep people as up to date on progress as possible. I wanted to document the good bad and ugly of this journey. I have been absolutely overwhelmed by the incredible love, strength and support of family and friends, acquaintances, business associates and random people I don’t even know. The world is an amazing place with amazing people in it. Embrace it!
Original bit…..I’m a 34 year old single white female living in Bournemouth, UK. I run my own business which is 20 months old. I have a Positive Mental Attitude (PMA) and it turns out I’m gonna need it as I have just been diagnosed with inflammatory breast cancer. I’m writing this blog for a few reasons. So that I can remember the ups and downs of my journey. So other people can learn from my experiences. And also so that those who care can keep abreast (geddit!?) of the situation if I don’t get a chance to call/text/email everyone. It’s only really dawned on me in the last few days how many friends I have. It’s wonderful, but also a full time job keeping them updated on how things are going!!!