I've been meeting up with my youngest sister Diana on several occasions lately....we never used to get on but I am so glad we both have a better relationship now we are in our 30's! Today we visited the Dobbies Garden Centre near Lisburn, Co.Down.
I am glad to announce that on 19th December 2013 I was confirmed cancer free by my oncologist.
The best Christmas present EVER! I really am truly so lucky to be given another chance in life. I survived chemo. I survived a very risky operation to remove my entire left lung (and was on morphine for many days after)! I thank GOD most of all. It almost seems surreal this whole experience...I experienced a myriad of emotions throughout my cancer journey. Finally three weeks ago, I received my first ever haircut since I went bald after getting chemotherapy. Right then I decided I don't need my wig anymore. It feels so good to walk out my front door without worrying about my appearance!
My first 6 month review will be this month. I have been wondering what the tests will be - hopefully there will at least be a CT scan. A standard X ray would not detect everything.
So sorry to all of you, for not updating this last while....been very busy with life....you know how it is.
Firstly may I say I was overjoyed beyond belief to know my old, old friend Mayling was coming over from Hong Kong to visit N.Ireland. I had not seen her since I was a very immature 6 year old. We'd been friends and used to play with each other whilst growing up in Larne. So I jumped at the chance to arrange a meeting when I found out Mayling would be over here for 2 whole weeks!!
We met up for lunch at the local shopping centre - and boy, had she NOT changed!!