Simply because you’ve stumbled upon this blog you’ve inadvertently become a member of our team. Sorry about that! Which team? we hear you cry. Well you’ve joined #TeamPositive a natty, eclectic, global and caring team of people who’ve all pledged to be on the right side of the pitch for me and my family as we in turn stumble through the new landscape that’s just revealed itself to us in the form of Breast Cancer.
I’m the Team Lead. What an honour. My name is Rosemary and I’m 53 years old and wasn’t really looking for another team to lead, but somehow this one has found me. Shucks (rhyming slang).
As of today (25th April 2015) I’m very newly diagnosed and awash with paperwork, web links, a whole new language, an immediate future that looks slightly different to the one I was planning and whole new way of being.
Think of it this way
“As physicians, we look at patients with cancer and compare them with people who have died, and pat ourselves on the back because they are alive. But as the patient, you are comparing yourself to how you were before you were diagnosed or treated for cancer. That is the big difference”
Dr Susan Love
My current prognosis is good, the tumour is small, has been caught early, it’s thought to be non-aggressive and also the current projection is that it hasn’t spread. Tick, tick, tick. Surgery and probable radiotherapy is planned and that should be that! I know that the surgery might point us in another direction, but for now that’s the plan.
I’m blogging about this experience because I love to write and have written as part of my work for many years and so it’s a natural outlet for me, a creative brain dump and a way of connecting with you all, whoever you are – family, friend and those of you who I might never get to know but for some reason you’ve stopped by. As I said, welcome to #TeamPositive