One year after breast cancer treatment
From Lesley Nicholson in Kent
It has been over a year since I finished my treatment for breast cancer. I had all the works: surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy and now 5 years of tamoxifen.
I am so grateful for the treatment even though at times it was upnleasant. I am so thankful for the ongoing cancer research and the tireless fundraising for people like me.
I was so lucky to have the support of my family and friends and they gave me the strength to carry on and, hey, I am still here today!
I am so grateful to be alive to see my 5 month old grandson grow each day. I cherish each day and look forward to the future, something I didn't allow myself to do a year ago!
My first check up is in January 2009, ironically the same day that I was told I had breast cancer in January 2007. I have had a good year and my hopes are that I will have another one in 2009!
There can be light at the end of the tunnel - all you have to do is to stay positive, be happy and smile.
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