The Lump (My Cancer Story)

A devastating diagnosis. A living nightmare. An abundance of love.

Deb’s life in Cyprus was going along just swimmingly – a wonderful husband, family, and friends, an adorable dog, excellent work/life balance, and the time to follow her passion for writing.

Then she found a lump in her breast.

The nightmare started and everything changed. In the blink of an eye, her life was on the line and her idyllic future was under threat.

Everyone is unique and this is Deb’s personal story about how she dealt with the brutal treatments, her loss of independence, her femininity, and the changes to her mind, body, and soul.

Through it all, she tried to be positive and to maintain her sense of humour as she relied on the love and support of her husband, family, and friends—and the care provided by a superb medical team.

This isn’t a self-help book, or advice about how anyone else should deal with a devastating diagnosis. It’s simply an account of Deb’s life before being diagnosed with Triple Negative Breast Cancer, the treatments she received, how that affected Deb and her husband, and how they coped.

Please note that this story contains lots of triggers and a fair dose of cursing and swearing. While some might find it inspiring, others who are starting their cancer journey may find it a bit scary.

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