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!