"On Friday [12th Jan 2018] I was diagnosed with cancer. Bowel, Liver and Abdominal Lymph Nodes. It is incurable and I’m not sure how much more of my life I have ahead of me but am not going down without a fight – after all, I’m Wonder Woman.
My family and closest friends were the first to be told on Friday and now that it’s sinking in a bit, wanted to share with my wider circle of wonderful friends.
I understand that it’s difficult for people to know what to say to me and that’s ok, just a hug is worth a million words.
Please talk to me about it, approach me without saying a word and with just a hug but please approach me. Don’t feel awkward or embarrassed as I’m still the same person I always have been and still need you all in my life.
Forgive me when I can’t dance as much as I usually do or sometimes may have to cancel arrangements I’ve made with you, because the cancer is spreading and although I don’t really have any symptoms now, it’s just a matter of time before it starts taking over.
Please could I ask you all to send me as much love as you always do, hugs and kisses and positivity. Please don’t be sad, I don’t want or need any sympathy, I’ve had a wonderful life, have the most amazing family I could ever have been blessed with and so many wonderfully loving and caring friends. I need love and laughter by the bucket load and have things on my existing bucket list I need help in completing and what better way to do that than with family and friends.
I’ve been asked to share my bucket list so the people I love can join me in doing as much on the list as we can.
I’m not afraid of the cancer or what it’s doing to me, nor am I angry or bitter – that’s so negative and will eat me up quicker than the cancer. I have it, it has me and I’m going to make the most of what I have each and every day.
The only thing I’m afraid of is leaving behind my beautiful family and friends. I’m so sorry I’m putting you all through this.
I love each and every one of you and looking forward to seeing as many of you as I can soon – but not all of you at once as my house isn’t big enough !!!
Thank you for loving me and making my life a truly wonderful one.
Let’s party hard
We are completely overwhelmed by everyone's love, well wishes, and the amount of people who are already making plans for Mum to tick off a load of items on her bucket list. If you would like to be a part of her adventure in person or by donation, any help would be so greatly appreciated.
Thank you so much to everyone who has been there for her xxx
- Charlotte Hampshire
- Toni Crawford
- Debbie Gleeson
- Claire Bevis
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