As this is my first post I thought I’d just post up how I announced to my friends and family that I had Cancer – A facebook status change! Oh how the world changes with the internet, not all bad as think of the money I saved on phone calls LOL
During my journey with Cancer I had not read any Blogs but my husband Steve did to get real information from real peoples experiences. The day before I went in for my first Chemo appointment I did read a blog as I was unsure if I wanted to bare my all with the world. I was really finding it useful until I read that the lady had died at age 31.
Steve says that the most frustrating aspect of reading a blog is that people don’t update what happened to them, so whatever happens to me and if I am unable to blog, Steve will update this so there is an end. This reminds me of a quote I like “It will be alright in the end and if it’s not alright it’s not the end”
Anyway enough rambling and here is that post which I hope explains the first part of the journey:
Cancer – Coming Out
At the end of January 2015 after a night out with my BHS management team I just thought that I had eaten too much, wind can be very painful. Turns out that I have bowel cancer.
Some of you saw me struggling in the early days with the pain that I was in and therefore have been on this journey with me and for those of you who are reading this and I didn’t tell you I’m sorry that you are finding out this way.
I have been overwhelmed with the support and love shown by you all, cards, flowers, private messages, prayers, letters, personal visits, video messages, texts and phone calls have all made this difficult time easier so thank you all so much.
On 31st March I am due to have an operation to remove the tumour and after that I may or may not need chemotherapy depending on if it has spread to the lymph nodes, I’m one of the lucky ones where it has been caught early.
Cancer is an awful disease because it takes over your life and of those closest to you. Depending on your life experiences with cancer or any other serious disease it becomes all consuming and forms a type of disability all of its own, your life goes on hold whilst you play the endless waiting game of results following tests.
Faith, hope and love is all you have left and I’m blessed that I have been surrounded by these and hence the reason for this Facebook post. I watched my father die of cancer and therefore I know sadly only to well the suffering cancer brings to the people supporting the person going through it.
This post is to thank you all for your love and support but to ask that if any of you know my mom, husband or children to support them more as they are the ones who are my world and have to live with me through this everyday.
Final thoughts for you are that you are never going to be as young or as beautiful as you are today so live life and don’t stress over rubbish that doesn’t matter. And to my BHS family I’ll be back to drive you all mad as soon as I can LOL