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ladybowler
Community Champion

Re: One year on

Mai

 

Well at least you celebrated and will have a good memory for this time next year.

 

I know I felt the same when I was diagnosed in Sept 2016, I really noticed the colour of the sky and the trees, wanting to take it all in just in case.  that was 18 months ago and they were both as colourful.

 

xxx

Mai7
Community Champion

Re: One year on

Thanks Ladybowler. Unfortunately I just had a frozen pizza for tea to celebrate but will make sure I celebrate properly over Easter! 😂.  A year ago I wondered if I would ever see the daffodils bloom again, and here they are again all blooming with their beautiful yellow faces and guess what, I intend to see them next year too. Xxx

ladybowler
Community Champion

Re: One year on

Mai

 

Congratulations, hopefully you have made some nice memories to take forward.

 

I remember my first anniversary my boss, who was with me when I was diagnosed arranged a meal out with a few special work friends, it was so lovely that in September this year when I look back to Sept 2017 I will have that lovely memory.

 

And it is so true there is light at the end of that tunnel

 

Helena xxx

 

 

Mai7
Community Champion

Re: One year on

Today it's exactly a year since my diagnosis.  I thought I would feel emotional but no, I just feel pleased that I'm alive and well and here to tell the story   http://lifeafterlola.blogspot.co.uk/

So, for anyone who is beginning treatment, there is a light at the end of the tunnel.  Xxx

Emma111
Member

Re: One year on

Thank you all. I'm feeling really motivated and so pleased I can help raise money for this amazing charity. I want to reach as many people as possible to give them hope that life can be good again. I can remember trawling the site for messages of hope when I was at my lowest and found messages of positivity gave me a boost so I hope my message can give others hope for the future x
LeeanneC78
Member

Re: One year on

Hi emma111. Love your post. Very inspirational. Good luck with the marathon (my dad is also running this year) Sure you will smash it 😊
MysteryMouse
Member

Re: One year on

Hi Emma

 

That's brilliant.  Thanks for sharing.  Well done!

 

I have found too that for me exercise has helped me keep my mind together.  I aways used to jog prior to being diagnosed and have kept trying to start again but various treatments and surgeries and then recovery time have kept stopping me but I aim to start back again in a few weeks once I have recovered from latest op and I am looking forward to it and hope to be able and fit enough to jog Race for Life in May.  I won't be doing marathons though I will be more than happy with a 5k! :).

 

MM

x

Kate21
Member

Re: One year on

Hi Emma, great to read such an inspirational post, wishing you well in the marathon, will be thinking about you! Good luck, Kxx

ladybowler
Community Champion

Re: One year on

Emma

 

Brilliant inspiring post thank you and good luck in the marathon xxx

Anna_BCC
Member

Re: One year on

Hi Emma111

 

Thank you so much for posting this inspirational message.  I imagine many people will be reassured when reading this.  

 

Best wishes
Anna
Digital Community Officer

Emma111
Member

One year on

So one year on .... at one point I thought this day would genuinely never come. Diagnosed at 37 and 9 months of treatment I thought life was over. I was tired, sick, depressed and anxious. AND NOW ...... life is great. I've got my own running group and have taken 2 couch to 5K sessions plus improvers AND I'm running the London Marathon raising money for Breast Cancer Care. I attended their Young Women Together weekend the day after my last radiotherapy session! Was the best thing I could've done and life has moved on.
If you are going through treatment and feeling the worst you have ever felt mentally and physically just hang on in there. You will get there. Life can get better I promise! It may not feel like it now. .... but with time, life can be great again xxx