This isn’t a Wedding post but this BLOG is me and my journey and what I do, so today I want to say that I am thankful.
For nearly a month I having been fighting my own wee private battle, and it has been frankly torture.
Some have noticed I haven’t been quite myself but admitting something was wrong to others would be like admitting it to myself, and that was a really scary prospect.
26 days ago I found a lump in my right breast. Well more like a thickening, but it wasn’t normal.
I saw my doctor within a few days and was referred quickly, but these last few weeks waiting to be seen has drained me.
Breast Cancer Awareness is very prevalent at the moment due to it being Breast Cancer Awareness Month and also with Maria’s ordeal in Coronation Street.
In October each year everything seems to turn pink around us for Breast Cancer Awareness month.
In started in the early 1990’s in the USA when Evelyn Lauder introduced the idea.
Together with friend Alexandra Penney, the former Editor in chief of Self magazine, they devised the concept of the Pink ribbon and launched a special edition of the magazine in 1992.
The campaign started small with Evelyn and her husband financing pink ribbons given to women at make up counters to encourage them to regularly check their breasts.
Evelyn had personal experience of breast cancer and was determined to address the lack of funding into research at the time.
She was the one to lead the Pink power movement that lit iconic buildings up across the world, and got people and celebrities talking about Breast Cancer.
The month is usually marked with many fundraisers to aid further research into the disease.
Breast cancer has been the most common cancer in the UK since 1997, despite the fact that it is rare in men.
If you are worried about any breast change get it checked IMMEDIATELY!
Information, advice and support can be found at Breast Cancer Care.
Also some great information in the Don’t get Scared, get Checked Video from the Scottish Government featuring actress Elaine C Smith.
I want to say thank you to my family and friends who have helped me through this and value everyones thoughts and patience as I get back to normal now that the weight has been lifted.
Image: Breast Cancer Care