On Being Diagnosed with Breast Cancer

I know, I know… It’s been quite some time! Unfortunately, I’m just stopping by to tell you all a little bad news. Last week, I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer – In my favourite boob at that… such a traitor! I have decided to share the news, so I don’t feel so lonely when I’m going through my treatment. You all know that I like to talk.

I guess, for some people, it’s hard to come to terms with news like this, but I think I’d accepted it even before the words came out of the doctor’s mouth. I was told to prepare for the worst after all, and oh my, did I do that. One minute I’m just plodding along, looking forward to my year packed with many plans and then before I know it, I’m being attacked with a biopsy gun, followed swiftly by the dreaded news.

If I’m honest, I thought I’d feel a lot worse on hearing my diagnosis, but I still feel that it’s just simply another hurdle that I have to get over in my life. I know I’ll come out stronger. I may end up having no hair for quite some time and a bit of a wonky boob, but hey ho, there’s no point grumbling, as it will just make things depressing for everyone around me. There are definitely people a lot worse off than me in the world. So, I’m going to try and get through this with much grace as possible and most probably with the aid of lots and lots of wise cracks, that nobody really needs to hear.

In other news, I am now a vegan (sobs), I’m off wig shopping next week (because no one needs to see my bald head), and I’ve got someone on the case for my chemo playlists. You can never be too prepared.

I’m unsure if I’ll be blogging my journey throughout the year… I mean, come on, I’ve been a pretty shoddy blogger to date – why should this change anything?!

Don’t you worry about me though, I’m far too much of a stubborn little lady, who really does like to get her own way :)

Until next time x

As you can see, the kids have taken the  news pretty well…

Fat Cat

Betsy

9 Responses

  1. Alice March 29, 2015 / 8:46 pm

    Oh Zoe I’m so sorry to hear this news. Your attitude is amazing, as are you. Sending all the love in the world to you at this time xxx

  2. Sarah may March 29, 2015 / 11:25 pm

    Zoe,
    such sad news to read this Monday morning x What an amazing strong woman you are to write that beautiful blog x such an inspiration to others with an attitude like that and Kirk and i send you copious buckets of love and positivity x if there is anything we can do from this side of the world please let us know x
    Arohanui

    • seebyzoe April 6, 2015 / 9:24 pm

      Thanks Sarah! Hope to see you all again one day soon :) x

  3. jACQUELINE March 30, 2015 / 6:15 am

    i AM SO SORRY TO HEAR YOUR NEWS, I TO HAVE HAD CANCER AND MANY MORE HEALTH problems, BUT YOUR ATTITUDE IS AMAZING AND YOU ARE DOING ALL THE RIGHT THINGS, I HOPE YOU CARRY ON DOING YOUR BLOG SO I AND I HOPE MANY MORE people CAN GIVE YOU SUPPORT OVER THE COMING MONTHS,XXXXX

    • seebyzoe April 2, 2015 / 9:03 pm

      Thanks so much Jacqueline. I hope you get well soon. Take care xx

  4. Lionel March 30, 2015 / 7:23 am

    Stay strong little Lady, there are loads of us out there thinking of you

  5. Elizabeth April 13, 2015 / 11:42 am

    Sorry to hear that. But glad to hear you’re tackling it head on. Fingers crossed for you and I hope the health professionals get you sorted right out. Sending lots of positive thoughts your way.
    x

  6. Emmie Gage May 24, 2016 / 4:20 pm

    Hi Zoe,
    I think you’re amazing. I’m going through all the same things, but only just approaching chemo round 2. Woo! Wishing you good health and happiness. Thank you for the blog, it was useful to read.xxxx

    • seebyzoe May 25, 2016 / 9:23 am

      Sorry to hear that Emmie :( If you need any advice, do feel free to drop me a line. Good luck with it all. You can do this! xx

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