I will live with cancer

£1,960 of £9,000 goal

Raised by 30 people in 38 months
Louisa Hall  PO228GB, GB
Four years ago I was diagnosed with breast cancer, at the age of 35. I had a mascectomy, chemo and radiotherapy and for a while, we thought I'd kicked it. Life continued perfectly, with my wonderful husband and two young daughters. I even got my dream job.  

However, things started to go wrong about a year ago. My back started playing up and I was finding it more and more difficult to be fully mobile. I ended up in A&E the day after Valentine's Day, unable to walk more than a few metres. Following X-rays and scans and hurried conversations, it turned out the cancer has metastaticised into (or developed into secondary) bone and liver cancer. It's incurable. But so far, it's manageable. So I am living with cancer, and I will live, as long as I bloody can. 

However, as with all these things, money is an issue, hence this page. As the symptoms worsen and the cancer spreads, I need more specialist equipment- for example, to help me with personal care and being mobile. I'm also thinking that it may be worth considering treatments that aren't available on the NHS but again, the cost is huge.

Please bear in mind that this site takes 5% of any donations so give me a shout if you have any queries. I will also be donating 10% of the rest to St Wilfrid's Hospice who have been an ongoing source of fantastic support to me and the whole family.

Whatever happens, I will live with this shit disease. My girls need me, my husband needs me, my friends and family need me and I need them and refuse to leave them anytime soon. But thank you for reading my story.

If you are interested in finding out more, my blog outlining my experiences can be found here:  http://iwilllivewithcancer.blogspot.co.uk/ 

I also have set up a Facebook page here:  https://www.facebook.com/iwilllivewithcancer 

Take care. 

Louisa x
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Update 5
Posted by Louisa Hall
33 months ago
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Thanks again everyone - everything makes such a huge difference and I am so grateful to have you all as support. I've also just done the next round of donation to St Wilfrid's! xxx
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Update 4
Posted by Louisa Hall
37 months ago
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First donation sent to St Wilfrid's - £150. Thank you everyone!
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Update 3
Posted by Louisa Hall
37 months ago
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Thank you to everyone. I have managed to pick up a few more bits from the wish list, started some saving and will be sending a donation to St Wilfrid's asap.
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Update 2
Posted by Louisa Hall
38 months ago
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Thank you everyone for your support so far. We have raised £390 to date and I will be making a donation to the hospice very soon; I have also acquired some of my wish list which has already made a huge difference so thank you to all!
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£1,960 of £9,000 goal

Raised by 30 people in 38 months
Created February 28, 2014
NS
£315
Nina Shearer
32 months ago

For the Lovely Louisa, with love from Old Friends, xx

BB
£20
Beth Broadhead
32 months ago

much love and support from the States. go bananas- annie wright class of '93! -beth

G
£20
Gemma
32 months ago
AM
£50
Amanda Wiggle Meakins
34 months ago

Good luck smashing your target. I admire your bravery and will spread the word. Well done you.

HM
£100
hannah midgley
34 months ago

Please spend this on those gorgeous Raspberry products in The Body Shop. All love and hugs. xxx

£35
Anonymous
35 months ago
MF
£100
Magnusson Family
36 months ago

With all our love to you

KR
£20
Kirsty Ridout
36 months ago

Louisa I had no idea how much you have been going through until catching up with this blog today, you are truly amazing and my heart goes out to you and your family, take good care x x

SH
£25
Sarah Hiscoke
37 months ago

Keep fighting! Lots of love to you and your family, from Sarah, Nigel, Isabel & James x

DB
£25
David Blow
37 months ago

Lou, you are an inspiration to us all. Stay Strong, Live Long! x

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