I thought I would share with you that the doctors have diagnosed me with Breast Cancer.
Breast Cancer affects 55,000 women in the UK per year, that is approximately 1 in 8 women.
When my consultant confirmed that the biopsy was positive, I felt like I was starring in a movie that I didn’t want to be in. I almost wanted to say ” you have wrong person”.
I’ve actually spent the last few weeks ensuring my roots of mental strength; spiritual and emotional strength are as fortified as they can be.
I’ve learned that in order to face any kind of challenge in life your mind is crucial to success.
As I began to meticulously ensure I was ready for battle, I realize how focused I became. This included: mental and physical detox, meal plans, physical fitness, tidying up my finance, seeing my solicitor about my will, ensuring my business had robust support structures that could carry the responsibilities in my absence; all whilst ensuring my mind, spirit and body was at peace.
Don’t get me wrong, there were also a number of moments of uncertainty, anxiety and tears, but as I listened to the anchor of my soul, I found that my family and friends demonstrated a level of love, care and attention that was strength to my being. It was this coupled with the mind of my Father that caused my mind and spiritual muscles to grow.
Like many, many others, the reality of this diagnosis has done nothing to shake my faith, rather it has exposed me to a whole new world of purpose, giving me opportunities to re-frame and re-assess life.
So, I am praying that in this season God will strengthen me for this journey, and like my colleagues – I’m also praying for the kind of faith which dances in the fire.
I’m sharing this because I want you to get comfortable with checking your breasts. (If you are a male check yours too because breast cancer doesn’t only affect women). Recognise what “normal” looks like so that you can be aware when things are abnormal – cancer does not discriminate! I know this to be true.💕 💕