I was diagnosed with cancer in 2007. I was very shocked and thought I
was going to die on the spot. The worst part was when my hair came
out, first on the pillow and then all over. While my hair was growing I had
5 different wigs, one for every occasion, and to cheer myself up when I
was feeling down. I always had brown, short, curly hair but it came in
black and spikey and then black and straight. I had two cuts and I felt I
looked very, very old. Evenutally it changed back to brown and I had it
cut short. I am now happy with it as it is me.
I have a really good home GP and on one of my visits she said 'I wish
some of my other patients could see and talk to you, to see how well you
are. You are an inspiration and proof that you can recover from cancer'.
My life has changed in many respects and I go out and about and enjoy
myself much more. If I want to do anything I do it there and then,
whereas before I may have put it off. I do things on the spur of the
moment and I value my life very much. I don't wait for things to happen, I
make them happen. During all of this my grand daughter Kerrie has
been my best help and has always been there for me.