I thought I would sent a quick note to say hello. I have recently been on the whirlwind process that is cancer diagnosis and treatment. My cancer was a uterine tumour which was found as a result of a biopsy from a Total Abdominal Hysterectomy which was done after a round of chemotherapy to treat a cornial Ectopic Pregnancy - so I feel as though I am living life in reverse!
Needless to say, the Hysterectomy removed the tumour however blood tests every 4 weeks for at least a year is the follow up.
Right now this minute I am writing this during lunch, just before I set foot into the classroom. I feel fractured. Life has changed and a new kind of normal is in the process of being developed.
Sometimes I dont know if I am Arthur or Martha but I am certain I will work it out one day. I am trying to put it all back together, new pieces with the old, some pieces are missing...maybe I will look at the back of the couch as thats where missing pieces seem to end up!
I look forward to learning and sharing with you and more importantly, meeting kindred spirits who are sharing the journey, that is Cancer.
Hi teacher mum,
I am a teacher mum too and also experience that duality of worlds. My treatment finished 18 months ago and I'm still feeling a little odd at times especially at school.
Fractured is a great word for how we feel. I found this site really helpful at a number of levels. Welcome!
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.