April 2016 seems like just yesterday when my mum came into my room to tell me the news that every person dreads. My mum has Vulva Cancer. I couldn’t even get any words out before i bursted out crying, i didn’t even know what Vulva Cancer was!
The next 16 months consisted of 58 sessions of radiotherapy, 4 surgeries and countless overnight stays at hospital including being alone in hospital on new years night. I knew she was hiding her true pain from us so we didn’t worry about her, i just wished i could swap places with her so she didn’t have to go through her worst nightmare.
Despite thankfully being cancer free since July 2017, everyday is still a struggle with the after affects of the cancer, radiotherapy and the surgeries...she is in pain every single day yet she blows my mind with her strength to go to work and continue life as normal, but this is her new normal now.
My mum would never be in this position in the first place if the doctors didn’t keep misdiagnosing her Lichen Sclerosus for decades from when she was a teenager because no one is educated enough on such a dangerous disease!
I am beyond proud of her as after all she has been through, she still goes out of her way to help others in a similar position to herself by running a facebook and twitter page to raiseawareness with over 1,000 followers (many of which message her privately for help from all over the world), having countless articles and blogs on websites and local magazines to help raise as much awareness as she can of this life changing disease, also working with the Eve Appeal and Macmillan. One of her awareness videos has over 40K views and lots more up to 20K! I know she has already changed and helped save so many women’s lives and also made many friends for life on this journey! She really is making a differencein this world. Her strength and bravery of fighting this battle is incredible and I am truly lost for words of how proud i am of her, she is my role model and she deserves the world and more!
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