Stage 4 breast cancer with a pacemaker
Most people know someone with a pacemaker, and chances are that person will be elderly. The average age of a first pacemaker implantation in the UK is 72, but pacemakers are actually fitted in people of all ages from newborn babies to the very elderly. I was 39 when I had mine, which was needed as a complication after heart surgery to replace my aortic valve and root.
It’s not always easy to accept help and support. I was diagnosed with cancer in my early thirties when I was already struggling with a lot of feelings of failure.
I’m 36 years old and I’m dying of secondary breast cancer. As a result I’m petrified 24/7. I’m currently waiting for scan results that will tell me if my current
As a secondary breast cancer patient living with an incurable disease, I feel very strongly about wording. Wording like fight, battle and lost/loosing. Words matter. So, I also think that
I’ve been asked this question a lot. I’m very open about my diagnosis and don’t mind people asking me questions, but I never know how to answer this one. What
Soon after my diagnosis with secondary breast cancer aged 33 someone tried to explain to me that my diagnosis could be viewed as a good thing. I don’t know why
Anger sometimes comes in waves, but I try to take my mind off things with work, outdoor activities and of course day to day life with my husband and two