Breast Cancer Care – Pink Ribbonwalk

If you follow me on one of the many social media platforms, you’ll know by now that last I have had my final Herceptin injection and that all of my hospital visits have now come to an end. If you haven’t heard the news, then clearly you need to up your social media game. Anyway, hurrah for final injections!

You don’t know how relieved I am that I can finally move on and never have to hang out in hospital waiting rooms again. If I’m honest, I feel like  a bit of an anomaly – It seems that a lot of the blogs and comments that I read  from other younger Cancer patients, seem to portray a struggle to move on after treatment, but (oddly?) I feel completely healthy – It’s almost as though it never happened.  I’m sure there must be other people like me. Please tell me there are. I really wouldn’t want anyone to find it a struggle to move on.

The way I see it is that if we worry about cancer coming back, then it has won. If I think about it daily, then it has won again. It’s just not going to happen. I’m going to live my life, and if it does come back, then I’ll win it all over again. There is plenty for me to be getting on with and cancer isn’t one of them.

Speaking of getting on with things… I recently did the unthinkable and walked ten miles for Breast Cancer Care. I know ten miles may not seem like a long way to a lot of people, but this is coming from a bit of a lazy slug, who struggles to keep active because I’m drawn to sitting in front of my laptop and working. Things are slowly changing, and on a whim a while back I signed both myself and Alex up to do the Pink Ribbonwalk. He loved it… in the end!

Anyway, thanks to family and friends, I managed to raise £384.77 and even though we were a little sore from trying to complete it as quickly as possible, we came away happy that we’d done it. I’m sure it took us a little longer than necessary because of all the pictures we were taking in the first part of the walk, but what kind of blogger would I be if I didn’t do that, eh? ;)

Pink Ribbon Walk

London Tower Bridge London

Alex & Zoe

City Hall

The show must go on

Until next time x

 

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4 Responses

  1. Brenda July 21, 2016 / 1:56 am

    Darling Zoe you are a star. Great to know the new life has started for you. Enjoyxxxxx

  2. Meagan July 22, 2016 / 3:22 am

    Congratulations Zoe! Such great news on your last treatment and walking the Ribbon Walk.

  3. Emma August 8, 2016 / 6:10 am

    Hi Zoe, I stumbled across your instagram some time ago and have been following you since on there but this is the first time I’ve read your blog (sorry). I got told on Friday I have a small stage 3 lump in my right boob and although they’re going about it in a slightly different timeliness – my lumpectomy is hopefully sometime later this week – it’s been really helpful to read your account of the cancer fighting journey. I’m trying to be super positive about it all and seeing you come out the other side so gracefully is really inspiring. So really. Just a thanks for writing this!

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