I was referred for a mammogram within a week of finding a lump in my breast. When I returned for what I thought would be the results I had an ultrasound and six biopsies from around the breast and under my arm. The results confirmed I had breast cancer; a four centimeter tumor with my lymph nodes affected.
My family were devastated. My husband took some time to get his head around it but he’s been brilliant with me and I feel incredibly lucky to have his support. I was heartbroken having to tell my children about the diagnosis but they were great too.
It was important for me to tell my children because they have access to computers and an internet search can make things sound so much bigger. My son has googled the treatments and side effects, keen to check that I’m okay. He would sit with me on the sofa but my daughter just tells me to get on with it, she’s got my personality.
Being able to have chemotherapy treatment on Tenovus Cancer Care’s Mobile Support Unit was absolutely brilliant. I was a little nervous and I didn’t know what to expect but everyone I met was amazing. It’s perfect when you aren’t feeling your best because you can drive up to the entrance and walk straight in. I’ve always called it the party bus.