Get it? Mamo / Memo? I crack myself up. This is a weekly(ish) record of where i’m at. Might be good. Might be dull. All feedback welcome (be gentle). This is Sept – Dec 2019..
Saturday 28th Sept 2019
Big day today. It’s my MRI. The first one since I got my diagnosis. The scan itself was fine. I’m just so nervous about the results. It’s basically a check up to see if the chemo/radio has done its job. I’m sure it has. I have to think positive in these situations. x
Friday 27th Sept
Today I had to have a routine MUGA scan which is basically a scan of my heart to make sure that it’s working properly. A side effect of Herceptin can be heart failure so i’m glad they do regular check ups! They make you radioactive for it but my veins kept collapsing which was excruciating. Has it ever happened to you? OUCHHHHH
Tuesday 24th Sept 2019
Today I shot a ‘How To Check Your Breasts’ video for YouTube (except they don’t allow nudity…not sure how im going to get around that one)
Monday 23rd Sept 2019
A pretty normal Monday but did some filming after school with Fabulous Magazine (The Sun) who are supporting my Coppafeel Himalaya Trek. The kids were asked what they thought about the fact that I was doing this trek and they said they were so proud (I blubbed)
Sat/Sun 21st Sept
Went on a training walk in the Peak District! Getting me ready for the Himalayas. What incredible scenery it is t’up North. Absolutely stunning.
Thursday 19th Sept 2019
Today I had to see a specialist dermatologist to check on a weird lesion on my leg. It’s unrelated to the breast cancer apparently. I’ve been referred for a biopsy so we’ll wait and see what fun and games this will bring.
Weds 18th Sept 2019
Today I visited Miss Shrotria at the Runnymede for a routine follow up. She checked my right reconstructed breast and said it’s at the right shape and size now. I’m disappointed. Not with her but with how different it looks to my saggy one. I’m debating not having a nipple tattoo…maybe just a picture. I then had an ultrasound as a routine check and it was all clear. Such a good sign. MRI next to double check.
Oh and my body has come up in weird spots…could be the herceptin apparently
Friday 13th Sept
It’s my PENULTIMATE Herceptin and Perjeta day today. I’m so ready for this 3 weekly treatment to end now!
Wednesday 11th Sept
Today I took part in the Asda Tickled Pink breast cancer photo shoot. They’re selling a range of tshirts for Breast Cancer Care and Breast Cancer Now charities.
Tuesday 3rd Sept 2019
Today I was utterly honoured to be asked to join the Girls V Cancer team for a photo shoot. We were all wearing tshirts which raise money for 4 different breast cancer charities. I met some incredible women there. Very emotional.
Sunday 1st September
I’m in the Daily Mail today! It’s an article on how to tell your kids that you’ve got cancer. It’s tough reading it back. Almost like it belongs to someone else’s story. Hope it helps though.