February 18: Flash Fiction Challenge

February 18, 2021, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story where a character is in the right place at the right time. It may be cause for celebration! Go where the prompt leads!
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https://carrotranch.com/2021/02/18/february-18-flash-fiction-challenge-2/

Right place, right time, right nurse, and a casual mention that I qualified for three months free membership with a slimming group.
I signed up, and within a few months had lost almost 3 stones in weight.
Something had been lurking under the flab, and if I hadn’t lost weight, we wouldn’t have found the lump.
Discovered early, it was analyzed and found to be treatable and curable.
Radiotherapy followed, and all was good until 2019.
Not quite so lucky this time, and a mastectomy was needed.
But, again, it was discovered, analyzed, dealt with.
And I’m still here.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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21 Responses to February 18: Flash Fiction Challenge

  1. rugby843 says:

    Hope this was fiction

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    • Nope: Sept 2016 we discovered a lump, and Humphrey as I called him bit the dust on Oct 31st following a lumpectomy.
      Sept 2019 something turned up in my annual mammogram, and DICK (a DCIS) was discovered. Second strike, so the boob had to go. No problem and he joined Humphrey on Oct 28th. Ironic that both were dealt with in October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness month. I am fine, and so damn lucky I was in the right place at the right time to get excellent care when it mattered, as I am never ill!!

  2. A lot of what happens to us in life is luck and right place at the right time, even success stories like this.

  3. willowdot21 says:

    Hooray so glad you are šŸ’œ

  4. murisopsis says:

    A very cautionary tale. I’ve got my mammogram scheduled for end of Sept….

  5. I am glad you are doing well. And I am glad that you write about the experience; you never know when your words come at the right time for someone who needs them. Funny, I was just thinking about my experience today as I continued to muse on the prompt. My time of cancer was an unfortunate series of fortunate events, in total a positive experience of learning and growth that I wouldn’t wish on anyone. I am not making light- I know very well that not all are as lucky as I was.

    • I know what you mean, and realise how lucky I was too. I learned a lot about me and found a strength I didn’t even know I had. If my experience helps anyone, I am glad of it. Keep well ā¤

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  7. Carol anne says:

    So, so glad you had good treatment, and you are ok now. Am so glad your still kicking! xo

  8. I’ve heard of other miracle stories like this. It’s absolutely amazing how things work out sometimes. Glad to hear you’re doing well now. Stay golden!

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