The breast clinic
Feb02

The breast clinic

When my GP said he would refer me to the hospital non-urgently to have a lump on my breast checked, I was surprised at how quickly the appointment came through. But the letter explained that, when it comes to breast checks, there is no such thing as non-urgent and everyone is seen within two weeks, whether or not cancer is suspected. I was given a choice of a Friday or the following Monday. I opted for the Monday, as I already had the...

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Healthy/ unhealthy
Jan28

Healthy/ unhealthy

I’m the healthiest person I know. I NEVER get ill. I’ve had a few coughs and colds over the years, but nothing I could actually describe as ‘ill’, that actually stopped me from going about my everyday life (and no, I wasn’t doing the mum martyr ‘no time to be ill’ thing  –  I genuinely wasn’t ill). The last time I was actually ill was in April 2009. Yes, 2009. I had a bit of a...

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I found a lump
Jan12

I found a lump

Warning – this post is about breasts. My breasts. It’s not something I feel altogether comfortable talking or writing about. If you don’t feel comfortable reading about it, look away now. Pop back tomorrow! Spoiler alert – there is nothing bad or scary happens at the end, so don’t worry. For some women, breast pain or discomfort is a regular (usually monthly) thing. I am not one of those women. The only...

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