Why Jenny went dry

Jenny went to her GP after she found a lump in her breast when she was pregnant with her son.

She was referred to the hospital who scheduled a mammogram the day after her sons due date, luckily only a couple of weeks away.

“Because I was only 32 I didn’t expect that I had breast cancer, even though I sadly lost my mum Linda to breast cancer in 2009. Although I think that I knew what the doctors were going to say but it was still a shock when the diagnosis came through.”

Jenny went through lots of treatment, including a mastectomy, lymph node removal, chemotherapy, radiotherapy and took herceptin for a year.

Jenny first heard about Dryathlon on Facebook and she thought it looked like a good challenge.

“I’m known for enjoying a glass of wine or two and I thought my friends would think I would struggle to stay dry for a month!” 

She was used to doing physical events like triathlons, but thought the idea of giving up alcohol for a month seemed like a suitable challenge. Jenny even found that she lost around 10lbs by giving up the drink!

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