7th of April I was told I had cancer.
8th of April my breast cancer was confirmed and the fact it had spread.
At this time, I’ll be honest, I did not imagine I would experience such a positive and wonderful Christmas.
Yesterday, I experienced a wonderful Christmas.
I am incredibly fortunate that I have such a wonderful network of people backing my health and the front runner of this wonderful network is Sam.
He made me promise not to buy gifts for each other this year as we simply couldn’t afford it and naturally, he didn’t stick to his word. I received such wonderful gifts and these were, a Game of Thrones colouring book, a gorgeous breast cancer pandora charm and a women’s health diary.
There is no way on this planet, in this life, that I want to live it without my Samuel Wilkinson.
After my gorgeous Dr Hands surprised me with my wonderful gifts, we then packed up and got ready for a full day of driving and visiting.
First up we traveled to the gorgeous and amazing property of Sam’s cousins’ house at Gummeracha – Nikki McGrane and Braden Hutt, and wow, what a gorgeous home and setting for Christmas. Thank you so much for having us and I can’t wait to visit again soon.
Here I am with ‘Santa’ Darren!
There were many laughs and bubbles (Thank you Auntie Susie not only for the bubbles but also for watching you go down the slip and slide heheheheeh) and then we were off to my Auntie Lyn and Uncle Phils house at Gawler.
As you can see, if you know South Australia, we had a bit of driving to do but it was very worth it. Thankfully, Dr Hands did all the driving which left me to drink all of the bubbles out of the Adelaide Hills 🙂
The Poo bit of it all is me. I have finished Radiation. Yay.
I have finished Chemotherapy. Yay.
But my cancer journey hasn’t ended and I do try to be all happy and positive with everyone but it isn’t all happy and wonderful.
Cancer doesn’t really end.
I still have 10 sessions of Herceptin. Ok, so there are no side effects from this and I only have it every three weeks….
Medication needs to be taken for the next ten years.
I have a 1 in 20 chance of getting cancer again somewhere in my body.
I stupidly said I would give up alcohol in January with no end date (I must have been drunk when I made this deal)
But, my point is, whilst the shitty sides are over, it isn’t over.
Another but, I love that I got to see another Christmas.
I Love that I got cuddles from my gorgeous niece Kally and nephew Jordan.
I got to see most of my family at Auntie Lyns house. With lots of laughs and food and drinks.
Many giggles were had at Sam’s family doo this arvo and my goodness, Santa Darren and Auntie Susie on the slip and slide almost had me doing a lady leak in my pants!
I love that I had another Christmas and I have the positive results to see many more to come.
Thankyou to all who have followed my journey so far. There is more to come so stay tuned.
I have loved today as I do with all Christmas celebrations. I can’t wait to celebrate many more.
He is a picture of Sam and I with our lovely neighbour John. (John is in the Middle)
I do wish that everyone reading this had an equally amazing and happy Christmas as Sam and I had.
I will talk to you all soon, when I get over tomorrows hangover xx