Sick times!

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So I got sick!

So – I got sick!

Breast Cancer!

Regular mammogram picked it up … so important to go for your checks! But, you know the medical team were fantastic… quickly got me through an operation to remove offending tumour and onto the programme of preventing it reoccurring!

Which, let’s be honest, was not pleasant… Chemo sucks – but if it works – I can do it!!

Radiotherapy was great… no issues there … and a “holiday “ in Edinburgh to boot!!

To be fair the accommodation was basic – but free on the NHS .

Forget the food – buy your own as it was pretty bad!

So grateful for all that I’ve been through… The staff were lovely – so kind and thoughtful and the people I met… a-mazing! Encouraging, strong and when they had a wobble – I could be strong … because my wobble was just around the corner!

I wouldn’t wish this journey on anyone… but, you know, I’m so glad to have travelled this road… I’ve grown, learned loads, met people who have encouraged and inspired me… and I wouldn’t have met otherwise.

Oh yes! There’s joy in the tough times, and God has been so faithful and present with me.

I‘ve laughed at my wig, come through the baldness and lack of eybrows and eyelashes  etc! and seen that I am me… no matter what I look like, what I suffer or what I go through… I am blessed to live!

Maybe not what I would have chosen… but so blessed to have travelled this path!

So – let me encourage you … the best IS yet to come and the most Faithful, kind God is in my way…and yours!

I am Blessed… and getting better!

3 thoughts on “Sick times!

  1. Alistair Purss

    A great testimony Helen of a great God and his strength helping you to persevere through a difficult time – thank you for sharing your story – bless you – love – Al x

  2. John Dougan

    Dear Helen, thank you for putting your experiences out there, standing with you and Mark.

    With prayers and our love, John and Liz x

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