October is Breast Cancer Awareness month: a reblog

I’m reblogging this for reasons that are self explanatory.
As some of my readers are aware, I had a second strike in September 2019 which resulted in a mastectomy. This was a different cancer which I called Dick, a play on DCIS, the type of cancer it was. The five year mammogram watch was reset and I am on meds until 2029. This year’s mammo was OK as was an ultrasound.
Losing my breast has not made one iota of difference to the person I am , how people see me, or how my husband feels about me. I cannot stress enough how important it is to get any lump or change in the breast checked out as early as possible.


It is hard to believe that two years ago come the 31st I had surgery to remove a small lump that Hubby and I referred to as Humphrey.
I was extremely lucky and they got it all as Humphrey had not invaded any of the four lymph nodes removed with him.
I agreed for them to do the additional test to see if I would benefit from chemotherapy, and Humphrey was nice and low on the charts so I only had to have a course of 20 sessions of radiotherapy.

We had found it early, I was seen and diagnosed within a month, and had my op within 6 weeks. I’m on meds for at least five years and have annual mammograms for those five years, then will go back into the NHS normal screening programme of every three.
Small, treatable, curable.
And it was.
I urge any woman (and…

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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! In November 2020, we lost our beloved 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. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. 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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8 Responses to October is Breast Cancer Awareness month: a reblog

  1. willowdot21 says:

    Such an important message SisπŸ’œ

  2. Carol anne says:

    I agree. My gramma died of breast cancer. Its very important to check your breasts regularly, and get any changes in them seen to right away!

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