Breast cancer awareness month

As a Breast cancer survivor of 9yrs, I find I have different reactions to Breast cancer awareness month even on a day to day basis. 

Sometimes I resent the reminder that 9yrs ago this month I was recovering from a mastectomy & fretting over starting chemotherapy. That our first wedding anniversary & my 40th birthday was over-shadowed by my recovery.

Other times I’m grateful & humble I’ve made it 9yrs past some of the worst days of my life. 

Mostly I wish for every awareness campaign there were equal amounts of energy put towards finding a cure. 

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Instagram post 2218909867518071306_507303 11Jan20  I went to the city today to hang out in a pub with some friends over lunch and a few drinks.  I forgot to take photos while there.  DARN!  But waiting for the bus I saw this ad.  Can’t wait to see it!  I love Shaun the Sheep!  Any Adelaide people want to come see it with me?  #2020pad #inthecity #igotoutofthehousetoday #busstop #shaunthesheep #farmageddon
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Instagram post 2211609232607264620_507303 29Dec19  I haven’t decided which selfie I like best. My son helped to fix the darkness (it was really dark and the background.  The song “Hold your Head Up” comes to mind with this one and boy… that fits a lot of what last year was about for me.  I’m still standing, still doing my best to be me under sometimes very trying conditions.  #sundaybeachwalk #beach #sunset #christiesbeach #selfie
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Instagram post 2211621414426353558_507303 31Dec19  I spent New Year’s Eve with @pathales and her husband @david.hales.media  This pic was taken using a different camera app from my usual as I’m testing out if the default camera app is screwing with the green and yellow colours or if it’s the camera itself.  Next to David is his pal Millie the bird.  She danced half the night and was the life of our little ‘party’. #happynewyear #2019pad #goodfriends #nicewine
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