Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Mini-post - Quick Update on My Story

Time to Fly Again :)
So once again, I just want to say a big thank you to everyone who's sent me messages of support via twitter, FB, in game & of course, in RL. It's been a tough couple of months but yesterday I had my post-op results. The Doc basically told me to go away & come back in 6 months for a check up! When he told me I didn't need chemotherapy, I had to ask him to repeat it 3 times before it really sunk in as I'd been told from the start that chemo was virtually guaranteed. Obviously, I'm not totally safe yet - there will be a lot of regular checkups in my future but the odds are definitely in my favour now.

I'm surprisingly not annoyed about cutting my hair off as early as I did. I wouldn't have been able to wash it properly anyway & the money raised so far is going to a very very good cause & a well run charity. I'm a long way from my target still but I'm going to keep trying to reach it.

If you haven't donated yet, the link is https://www.justgiving.com/Helen-Shorey - Breast Cancer Care is a British charity so if you are UK based, any donations will qualify for Gift Aid - the charity can claim back some tax so if you donate £10 for example, the charity can claim another £2.50 back. We all like getting cash back from the Taxman, don't we?

As for my European, Oceanic & American friends, the website takes all sorts of currencies so nothing stopping you there :P

I know times are tough for everyone right now, myself included but even a $5 donation will help - it all counts. If you're embarrassed by not being able to give very much, there is an anonymous option too.

So it's fantastic news for me but there are still a huge number of women out there who can benefit from the work this charity does. Remember, this cancer can hit anyone, it's not just for the ladies so please, please, please, check yourselves regularly.

Thank you all one more time - you're a fantastic bunch of people out there


PS Yes, that is me in the photo - just one of my past oddball adventures & now many more on my list to be completed :)


  1. Such great news!

    And now I can stop shaving and let my hair grow back too :)

    1. Yup, indeed you can :) I still can't quite believe you did that for me hon but {{{BIG HUGS}}} to say thank you once again :) mwah! xxx

  2. Wonderful to hear you don't have to go through chemo!


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