I don't see myself as a "cancer survivor". Cancer is something I had. (stage 3 breast cancer - mastectomy, chemo, radio) What a terrible time in my life. But it's over/done/dusted. If it comes back, I'll deal with that when/if it happens. I took myself on a 2 month, solo journey down the Murray River in a little camper/ floating houseboat - to take back control of my life and re-gain my power. Best thing I could have done. I re-learned how strong/capable I was. I spent my time during chemo/radio researching and planning my big river trip. It gave me a great focus and a goal to work towards. When the time came to go - I was terrified. But I DID IT!!!! 2000kms down to the ocean - with no-one to rely on but me. I am a confident and powerful person again.
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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.