Diagnosed as a result of Breastscreen mammogram, two dcis left breast.
All history now, enjoying being well and happy.
Don't be afraid to ask for help!
Joining the support group one year after my diagnosis opened up my world.
My message is - Always have tests and follow ups that are required, be vigilant but don't let the C word rule your life or the lives around you.
I received a phone call from the Head Gardener of Launceston City Council advising me about the Breast Cancer Rose Garden in City Park- they are just amazing at present.
(I already knew because I visit it regularly, just keeping an eye on all the "Best Friend"and "Blue Moon" roses that were planted two years ago but was blown away that even the gardeners themselves are in raptuuires!)
The fragrance wafts across the park, and everyone is remarking on them. If you are around, do pop by.
Our monthly support group meeting today went well with two members of the Cancer Council staff addressing us on their roles- one the physical aspects of treatments and the other coping with the emotional roller coaster. We all know we are extremely fortunate in having these great women working in the Launceston Cancer Council Centre.
Later THE great race was run and I wore Pink Lady Ribbon with a hair clip as my hat (see attached) and our dear Pauline was able to attend for a short while. Her battle continues and she is an amazingly brave and courageous woman.
I was very disappointed to read the above story in The Age today. Mr Arnold has had a shattering experience, but I can confirm that BCNA has, for many years, included men in all that they offer.
It has been very evident that the majority of male breast cancer survivors prefer to tackle their battle alone, and we have all honoured their decision. It has been heart breaking for the women in their lives, but if that is what they choose, we must accept it.
Well all this wind we are experiencing in the north of Tassie forced me to do the responsible thing and cancel the Mini Field in Launceston Mall last Thursday. The venue is a wind tunnel at the best of times, and the volunteers were all very grateful when I contacted them to say I was "pulling the plug"!
As a replacement I have arranged a stress-free venue at our K Mart complex at Racecourse Crescent, Launceston. We will have a stall by Coles, the coffee take away and butcher so shoudl get great exposure.
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