19TH MAY 2016 = LAUNCHING SHONA & STAR'S BLOG...TREKKING ACROSS THE UNIVERSE......
The beginning of our new blog.... ..No I haven't forgotten my darling Barney Moon but my blog is going to document my personal journey that started in earnest on 28th January of this year. That was the date I was offiicially diagnosed with Breast Cancer.
Overnight I have had to stop working so I can focus on managing living with what has been diagnosed as Secondary Breast Cancer meaning it has spread to other parts of my body .. I have been given a positive long term prognosis for which I am Eternally Grateful. I HAVE A SECOND CHANCE TO LIVE LIFE!
My attitude is this: I may have cancer but cancer does not have me and I WILL BE BACK TO WORKING WITH DOGS JUST AS SOON AS I CAN ~ MY EYES NEVER LEAVE THAT PRIZE.
On the 26th January ~two days before I was diagnosed my darling Star had his first seizure ~ it was heart breaking to come down to find him foaming at the mouth sightless..... I made sure he had his space and gently spoke to him. Barney respectfully gave him space and in a few minutes Star came to.
From this time Star and I have mirrored each other in a myriad of ways... this has prompted me to begin a blog documenting our experiences.
If it can help just one person going through something similar then I will have achieved what has prompted me to write this blog.
So welcome and as I write I am going down to Treliske Hospital tomorrow to the Headland Unit for my second chemotherapy treatment. At the same time I will be fitted with a pair of crutches....deep joy! ......the reason being I have to take the weight off my hips whilst the ongoing treatment strengthens my bones.
Today Barney and Star had their regular McTimoney chiropractic appointment.... Star was out of alignment in exactly the same places the orthopaedic department had picked up in my scans.... makes me go hot and cold..so Star and I are trekking across the Universe and he is my reason to keep positive so together we can Get Better and Stronger..... more to follow but for now Good night and thank you to everyone for their support to date it truly is a Force of Love and one I cherish and am deeply Grateful for.