My Blog , follows my story of how I found a lump and how I am currently undergoing treatment for Breast Cancer.
Breast Cancer in men is rare with 300 cases per year reported compared to around 45,000 cases in women.
Hopefully my story will help others with Breast Cancer or help others to be more aware of this disease and how it can effect both men and Women .
My Story from start to finish , warts and all!
A few worthy of a Special Thank You
The help and support of my Wife Amanda , we have always been strong but things like this make you even stronger.
The Children have both helped out with chores, especially Louie taking on the role of chief water carrier at the allotment and helping keep the plot clean.
My Brothers for helping out with extra work at Dads whilst I am unable to visit as regular as usual .
My Dad for calling every day without fail to see how I’m doing and for having a chat about anything .
All the doctors , Nurses and support staff at Ipswich Hospital in the Breast Clinic and Oncology and chemo units , who have all been very kind and supportive , answering any questions I may have.
Dennis Smith at the allotment, for cutting my Grass paths and watering at anytime that I am unable to take on the task. Gavin Leeks for helping out with planting a few crops whilst my arm was very sore.
Joyce and Richard next door, as Joyce makes a good nurse if required and Richard has kept my lawn tidy at home.
Work colleagues for their support after the operation and through treatment. (Only close friends and Directors knew of my condition until I had had 2nd operation, as I didn’t want the 2 heads syndrome as I walked about at work) All have been good since, allowing me to work the hours that I can whilst able.
Plus Marilyn Keen a special work friend who has been in contact with me almost every day throughout my treatment offering help and advice and at times a very welcomed other pair of ears to talk too.