Take your time, there’s no rush, go at your own pace and don’t feel pressured to be at a certain stage, just because someone else is. You’ll get there, in your own time, be happy still to be breathing and above ground……..
I was really positive about my recovery after the major operation. I took things really slowly and took good care of myself.
Just over 18 months ago, I had a full hysterectomy because they thought I had ovarian cancer….
The charity Findacure recently organised a Rare Disease Showcase in Cambridge, and I attended as a representative of Pseudomyxoma Survivor. My only slight problem was that my badge simply said ‘Pseudomyxoma Survivor’ so I had to keep explaining that I actually represented an organisation and wasn’t there as a lone survivor of a rare disease!
My 10-year-old son has recently been to pioneer week where he goes to his new secondary school for a week to experience life there. He was asked to write about someone who inspires them.
Dawn was someone who everyone thought they knew – cancer ambassador, selfie queen – but to us, the two people who really knew her, she was simply Mum.