In the first week of January, I went to the doctor for what I thought was an infection somewhere because a lump appeared in my neck. After urgent ultrasounds etc I was called into the doctor the same afternoon and told I had advanced metastisised lung cancer, all through my lymph nodes primary in the right lung. I have had 2 cycles of chemo so far, the tumours have shrunk, I feel almost normal except for this fear that takes over and overwhelmes me. I do not want to know how long I have, and sometimes feels like it is just a nightmare. I want to stick around a bit longer to see my grandaughter grow a bit more. I have just talked her mum into moving to OZ from New Zealand where we lived for many years. I hope I can stay well enough to help them settle.
Cancer Council NSW would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we live and work.We would also like to pay respect to elders past and present and extend that respect to all other Aboriginal people.