Saturday, 6 May 2017

Cancer Prevention Surgery

After being under the hospital for over a year now, and after going through two mammograms, a biopsy, the draining of cysts, and various other scares, I can no longer put myself through this stress.
Therefore I'll be going into hospital at the end of June to have risk reducing surgery in the form of a double mastectomy and reconstruction.

Naturally, this was not a decision I took lightly.

My sister Sharna is recovering from breast cancer and we have lost a niece and, possibly, our grandmother to the disease. On top of that my nephew has recently survived Lung cancer. There have been various other family members diagnosed over the last few years too. As a result, my family have been diagnosed as high risk.

I am incredibly grateful to the NHS hospital who is dealing with this and for the amazing support from the Macmillian nursing team. They have been there for us every step of the way and have helped me make an informed decision that I know is the right one for me.


Unknown said...

Hi Sam
I'm deeply shocked about reading your story so far please know that I'm thinking about you having the MacMillan Nurses to help and advice you sweetheart there amazing and helped Chris in every way possible in fact I was cuddling her the day he passed away
But your going to be Fine your a Fighter STRONG willed determining in everything you do and have achieved in life and With David by your Side and Family Friends alike you are well loved by All a True Heroine Sam ....All my love Caz xxx Hugs xxx

J.R. LeMar said...

Dammit, dammit, dammit, this sucks. Fuck cancer. I'm so sorry you're having to go through all of this, Sam, as well as Sharna and the rest of your family. I hope it goes well.

Sam Stone said...

Thanks Caz and I hope you're doing okay, xxx

Sam Stone said...

J R - thanks so much for being there for us xxx