Apologies for missing a couple of day's entry but it's been very hectic.
Yesterday was an exhausting and emotionally draining day as I attended my best friend's (Tess) sister's funeral. This lovely lady was called Anita and she was also a cancer sufferer. She initially got lung cancer (although she never smoked) and then secondary in her bones. She had an amazing life nursing all over the world and she certainly left a great legacy. Her family are very proud of her. She bravely fought this for 2 years and quietly passed away at home last week.
She was Swedish and Dutch in origin so the memorial was held at the Swedish Church in Toorak - a very lovely service. Her mother Svea is still with us and in relatively good health for her age - 90 + and we all made sure she was well looked after. Sadly she has now lost her husband and her daughter to cancer.
However I know that I am not going to let this beat me! Nor should it beat any of you reading this! The key to this is to keep positive.
I'm facing hospital on Monday and I will admit I am nervous. I had a dream last night that I ended up having a full mastectomy. I woke up and thought that if it came true I can deal with it. I've looked at the pictures of a mastectomy and I figured it wasn't that bad. Besides you can always get a reconstruction.
So Monday here I come - 11.00 am Epworth Eastern.....wish me luck.
Doubt I'll be able to blog tomorrow - it's my brother's birthday and also my God daughter's and we're going to both places to celebrate.
I'm very proud of my God daughter - she's a medical scientist now and is travelling a lot overseas as part of her job so tomorrow is the only day I get to see her before she goes.
Also tomorrow will be special to me as my brother and his wife are finally going to tell my neice (15yrs) and nephew (12yrs) about me and I'll get to see them face to face to reassure them that I'm ok. I remember what it was like for me when my own aunt (who I adored) was first diagnosed and I was told (I was 15)...I was very upset and worried. So it will be good to reassure my darling Emily and Matthew. They are the children I never could have and I love them both.
So next time I'll blog it might either be from the hospital (if I'm up to it) or from home after the Op.
Wish me luck and good luck to all of you!