To say the least it has been tough since my breast cancer diagnoses on 11 November 2016 and the whole experience truly awful. I have had six rounds of chemo, surgery, taken part in a drug trial and currently having five weeks radiation. I will then take part in another trial, will then soon have more surgery and will be taken oestrogen suppressant drugs for at least the next five years.
I am hoping that after radiation the intense treatment will end (minus a spot of surgery a bit later on) and this is when I intend to start my cancer free life and start my recovery Journey. I cant wait!
It's so easy to talk about myself, because I am the one that has had the cancer but I'm also vary mindful of the effects it has had on those around me, that can only sit back and watch as I progressed through all the treatment. In my case this is especially true for my family in the UK who have supported me throughout but more so my sister whom even though has her own battles has been helping me face mine too and somehow (even though i tell her she could do no more if she was here and would probable get under my feet! lol!!) Feels guilty that she is so far away and not been able to do more to help.
It has been seven years since I left the UK. I left on 12 October 2010 and have not been back since. But it has been over 12 years since I last saw my little brother Damien, who now has a family, leanne and their daughter Daisy Marie and Daniel whom is now in the military and soon to graduate and become a private. He will then be relocated to Cyprus and start his career in a whole new country. My brother Dennis and partner Jo have continued to breed! I have never really meet his four girls or new arrival John.
Australia is my home and WA is the only place in the world (trust me I have been around it) that I feels like home and so this is the place for me. However I feel now after so much treatment and life changing so fast that now is the time to try and head back to England and visit which I am hoping to do for Christmas 2017, depending on the funds.
I am therefore looking to raise money for a flight. I have been working has hard as I can all the way though my treatment and will continue to do so and have some of the money, but it is so bloody expensive and therefore putting it out there that any contributions would be much appreciated.
I hope I have not offended anyone by writing this and linking to my Facebook account, I am just purely doing what so many have told me to do for so many months and putting it out there, giving you the option to contribute if you wish.
I thank you all kindly for any contributions but for also getting this far and getting through all of the above.
Love to all