Hi guys, My name is Sarah and I have breast cancer. While on holidays for my 30th birthday in September 2016, my partner found a lump on my right breast. After having it all checked out, we were told I had a high grade malignant carcinoma and I needed surgery to have the lump removed ASAP. Once the lump was removed they conducted the pathology on the lump and concluded it was a HER2+ cancer, a very aggressive hormonal cancer. I could have cancer in by body anywhere and it didn't need my lymphnodes to travel through my body. I would need 12 weeks of weekly chemotherapy (Pacletaxel) and 12 months of chemo (Herceptin) every 3 weeks and i needed to start ASAP. I am yet to start my family so I've had to have my eggs removed too, as there is a chance I may go into early menopause from the chemo.
When I was 28 I started my own podiatry business, its a new business, with no strong financial background. As I am the sole podiatrist in the company, if I don't work, I don't get paid. Becoming sick is extremely expensive, especially for a young, assumingly healthy woman who has no income protection. What 30 year old with no family history of cancer would expect a thing like this to happen. My parents have been a massive financial support, though I feel extremely guilty for spending a lot of their hard earned money that they should be using to retire, not on their daughters health expenses. My parents are both in their 60s and work very hard already. I generally don't like asking for help (who does), but I would love if you guys could help me pay my parents back for everything they have done for me and to help with future health expences that will be coming my way. Any donation will help immensely, particualrly if or when I need to have time off work during my treatment.
I will be forever grateful for any kind of help or donation thrown my way. You can follow my story and progress on my faceook page 'But I'm only 30' Thank you guys so much. x