I said that I would let you know why I chose a breast cancer charity, yes I am a blockhead but I have a more personal reason for choosing this group of charities.
I always religeously check myself monthy - it is one of lifes necessary evils, I hate checking myself but the thought of not scares me even more, so anyway Id been checking myself and nothing untoward to report, we had been doing a fair bit of decorating and stripping of wallpaper and I had what felt like a pulled muscle under my arm, which wasnt getting better, but with being right handed its not like I could take it any easier to rest the muscle, so went off to the doctors just to make sure.
Doctor agreed that it was just a pulled muscle but did find a thickening in my right breast just by the breast bone, which sent me into a flat spin, I am so fastidious about checking myself and I had missed this which makes you think on what else have I missed, I was a young(ish) mum with 2 small children who were 3 and 5 at the time and Ill be honest with you every time I saw them and my husband I just burst into tears, thinking the worst. I went to the specialist who thankfully diagnosed me as having benign breast tissue and was nothing to worry about, but would flare up throughout the month due to normal hormone fluctuations.
I can honestly say for those couple of days until I saw the specialist I have never been so scared.
My doctor and the nurses at the practise were fantastic and even a couple of years later when I was pregnant again and obviously had hormones up the wall sent me off to the specialist again to calm my fears, what I did learn throughout the days is how differently it could have turned out and how much I appreciate the kindness of the doctors, nurses and my close family and friends.
Since then it has been toying away in my mind of raising money for the charities, but then my son was in SCBU overnight when he was born so I raised money for that cause, which brings me to today.
Yes I am a New Kids Fan and all of the fans out there know what Danny has had to endure, but this is on a personal level more than anything, and to be honest I dont mind which Breast Cancer Charity it is for as long as it is for one of the group and we get as much money as possible by any means and get this disease beaten once and for all - together we can get this x x