THE BIG ‘SHAVE’

THE BIG ‘SHAVE’

My hair, other than being my security blanket to hide my insecurities behind, was always one of my favourite features. It was thick, messy and wild at times. I loved it.

‘ALTERNATIVE OR MAINSTREAM’- The decision of a lifetime.

‘ALTERNATIVE OR MAINSTREAM’- The decision of a lifetime.

After I was diagnosed, my brain turned to mush. I couldn’t compartmentalize my thoughts, I couldn’t focus, my mind felt so fleeting and all over the place I felt like I had mental vertigo.
ACCEPTING A CANCER DIAGNOSIS

ACCEPTING A CANCER DIAGNOSIS

  • When you're diagnosed with cancer, you have a choice. The choice to identify as the victim and wallow in the ‘why did this happen to me’, or you can allow yourself to feel that, but not remain in that state. 
‘SO, YOU HAVE CANCER..’

‘SO, YOU HAVE CANCER..’

There’s no other way I can explain it other than surreal. It was numbing, acceptance and disbelieve all simultaneously. At 36 I was told I have cancer in my breast and lymph nodes.
‘I’VE FOUND A LUMP’

‘I’VE FOUND A LUMP’

I wasn’t even ‘checking’, I wasn’t even aware I was touching my breasts one night while watching television when I felt something that resembled a frozen pea under the skin in my right breast.
WHY I’M SHARING MY STORY

WHY I’M SHARING MY STORY

I knew there was a greater purpose to me getting cancer, when I realized it was about being the success story I couldn’t find and helping others, everything changed in that very moment.