Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page. This is my story so far...

It's started so simply - chatting away to a dear friend on the phone, I stopped mid-sentence & swore. The day I had been dreading for years had finally arrived - yup, I'd found a lump in my boob. Ok, no panic, just get to Doc's as soon as possible, it will be fine, I told myself. Mum did this, Nana did this, I can do it too.

That was before I got the biopsy results - type 3, aggressive. Oh Shit! So that's where I am now, waiting for an operation & then chemotherapy. I have long hair & a lot of it. It's probably going to be gone anyway so I thought I'd take control of this little bit & choose when it goes & where.

I'm hoping it is long enough & in good enough condition to be donated to a wig making charity so sponsoring me to have it cut off will help Breast Cancer Care but my hair will also be helping another charity.

Why Breast Cancer Care? Because they have a fabulous website, full of information which has helped me already whilst I waited for test results. Reading that gave me enough knowledge to actually take in what the Doctor was telling me today. They also have a forum & loads of other useful stuff going on there too.

Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving – they’ll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they’ll send your money directly to the charity and make sure Gift Aid is reclaimed on every eligible donation by a UK taxpayer. So it’s the most efficient way to donate - I raise more, whilst saving time and cutting costs for the charity.

So please dig deep and donate now.

25/06/12 Yikes! Today is the day I get my haircut - been about 4 years since I last had it even vaguely short - going for a really really short cut - will get photo later.

02/07/12 Taken me a while to get used to it & a photo I like too :) but here ya go - the new look pics just uploaded. Just over a week to my op but I'm so busy with all the little bits to sort out, haven't really had time to worry yet. 

Updates 4

10/08/12 Got an email from The Little Princess Trust today - they received my cut off hair & sent me a thank you certificate! Healing really well, almost back to normal now except for a lack of strength in my arm - still have to be careful about lifting stuff.

06/09/12 09:38

24/07/12 Wooo Hooo - such fantastic news yesterday. Got my post-op results back & the Doc says I don't even need chemo - they got everything & will see me in 6 months!

06/09/12 09:29

12/07/12 Everything went well but they did keep me in overnight. Got home early afternoon, virtually no pain at all, just a bit swollen & bruised but nothing major. All shades of red & green though - not very pretty but hey ho!

06/09/12 09:27

11/07/12 well, today's the day. Got to be at hospital by 7.30 am but been told it's just a day surgery so should be home tonight. Nervous & jittery in many ways but calm too - very strange.

06/09/12 09:26

Raising money for

Breast Cancer Care

Breast Cancer Care

Charity Registration No. 1017658 (England & Wales), SC038104 (Scotland)

Breast Cancer Care is the only UK-wide charity providing specialist support and expert information for anyone affected by breast cancer. Visit or call our free helpline on 0808 800 6000.

Raising money for

Run by Breast Cancer Care

Charity Registration No. 1017658 (England & Wales), SC038104 (Scotland)

Donations 21

Donation by Anonymous on 23/07/12


Helen I read your blog post tonight - so sorry to hear what you're going through, keep your chin up, love, Gill x

Donation by Gill Smith on 07/07/12


Saw your story on Cold's Gold Factory email. So sorry you have to go through this. Stay strong and positive!

Donation by Deb on 03/07/12


Best wishes - I have always appreciated your blog and how all goes well for you and you can have lots of fun gaming in the future!

Donation by Patricia Hale on 28/06/12


Saw your story on one of the WoW blogs, & followed trail via your site to here :). Hope you reach your goal & hope you beat this evil disease too! x

Donation by Tac on 27/06/12

Donation by Anonymous on 26/06/12


Hang in there, Nev. It's amazing what modern medicine can do. You're a strong person and will win!

Donation by Wes on 25/06/12


Donation by WoWMidas on 25/06/12

Our thoughts are with you.

Donation by Euripides on 25/06/12


Hope all goes well just you keep your head up

Donation by Doadfish on 25/06/12


+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Keep your head up and stay strong! We're all behind you, hon! :)

Donation by Khalior on 25/06/12


Glad to help out - Hope the road ahead is easier than you fear. Just keep on keepin' on & we'll be here for you!

Donation by Cold on 25/06/12


Donation by Peter Van Driel on 25/06/12


Stay strong, hon!

Donation by Trinket on 25/06/12

Donation by Michael Cruse on 25/06/12


I heard about your story Never give up and keep smiling ;)

Donation by wowjackspot on 25/06/12


You are wonderful!

Donation by Jim Younkin on 25/06/12


Keep Positive, and Keep Fighting Love to all of your family xxx

Donation by The Godmother on 25/06/12


+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Good luck with your fight, stay strong xxx

Donation by Anon on 20/06/12


+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Donation by Becci on 19/06/12


+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 19/06/12


+ £0.75 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£293.00
  • Offline donations£0.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£293.00
  • Gift Aid£28.25

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