Thank you to everyone who helped me recover from cancer
I am 41 and recovering from a nightmare year after a breast cancer diagnosis. Thank God my prognosis is excellent. I am a nurse and healthcare lecturer and was diagnosed in August 2015 after finding a cyst.
Nothing can describe the shock, despair and unimaginable fear of a cancer diagnosis but the effect on a young mother with a young family is catastrophic.
My children - Alexandra (15), Zara (12), Sean (10) and Donncha (6) - have been amazing. We told them the truth from day one, as advised by my oncologist.