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I would just like to show you how far my mum has come in 2 years! She was diagnosed with stage 3 invasive ductal carcinoma in 2013. She underwent months of grueling chemotherapy, a lumpectomy, lymph node removal, a double mastectomy and recently a breast reconstruction.

She has done us all so proud at how she has dealt with her battle and she remained so positive throughout. Thankfully, she kicked cancers bum and she looks absolutely fantastic. She gives hope for other people suffering this horrible disease that we can beat it!

Not only is she the bravest, most amazing woman ever but she's also pretty talented too! She wrote a poem that I would like to share about chemotherapy which I'm sure lots of people can relate to...

Well done Mum, you really are one in a million.....

My Chemo Friend

Protected from light

A bag, plastic and red

Hanging there menacingly

Above my head

A cannula gently

Introduced in my vein

Overwhelming anticipation

But I was in no pain

The clock was set

I started my fight

With a determined heart

With all my might

I watched the first drops

I dreaded what would come

Your reputation

Was fearsome

You made me sick

You took my hair

You sapped my strength

Till I was barely there

My brain was fogged

Confused and slow

Incapable of thought

Of why or how

I struggled with all

You did to me

It was a long, hard road

To be cancer-free

It was worth it though

I got there in the end

Thanks for everything

My chemo friend

Written by Elaine Tracey

steph arrand
Doncaster, United Kingdom

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