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Heather Michelle Waugh

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Weʼre raising £500 to Help people in the Cowal Peninsula access support when dealing with a life limiting illness such as cancer.

Dunoon, Argyll and Bute

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In November 2020, aged 43, my life was turned upside down when I was diagnosed with stage 4 anal cancer. It had travelled from my bum to my liver and finished at the end of my finger. I was advised by my Oncologist, Dr A Morton, that this was not curative. To say I was shocked was an understatement. I have 2 beautiful daughters - Tara 7 and Robyn 5 - and my amazing, supportive husband Iain. I wasn’t about to let a very bad cancer diagnosis stop me from living my life.

Treatment was quickly arranged. Chemotherapy, Radiotherapy, Radio Frequency Ablation, Amputation and one more Radio Frequency Ablation. Overall, the treatments were very successful. The tumours had shrunk in varying degrees, so much so they talked about curative. My mind was blown!

Lets fast forward to 2022. After the conversation starter “Curative” I was very disappointed in March 2022 when Dr D Kay discovered some of the liver tumour had returned. Another ablation was organised. Following the procedure I was advised by Dr D Kay he had discovered some suspicious nodules on my lungs, another scan proved inconclusive.

This leads me on the group I’m rasing money for: Cowal Hospice and Therapy Service. For the last two years this group in particular, Shaun Miller and Francis, have supported me every step of the way. What started out as weekly calls focusing on how to calm my mind, then led to weekly visits for reflexology. I honestly do not know what I would have done without this. They have been so supportive - always on hand to give support either emotionally or physically.

Now to the present day. In July 2022 I was gearing up for more treatment, this time immunotherapy. Scans were arranged - awaiting scan results are never easy. Shaun and Francis were there guiding me through relaxing visualisations and reflexology. Imagine the surprise I got when Dr Morton advised me the scans showed the lung legions had shrunk; and the liver was looking good. I was told immunotherapy is not needed. Unbelievable really!

As a way of saying a huge thank you to CHATS, I decided in January I would run the Kyles 10 Mile. The money I raise will go some way to support people who have been given a cancer diagnosis to receive the same level of care I received.

Thank you for your support I know times are challenging but any donation will be greatly appreciated.

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  • Heather Michelle Waugh6 days ago
    Heather Michelle Waugh

    Heather Michelle Waugh

    6 days ago

    Yesterday I took to the streets of Dunoon to run a 10k, turns out it was 10.7K.... No wondered I was shattered. You amazing folk just keep on giving. I have smashed the £500 target. Thank you so much.

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  • Heather Michelle Waugh9 days ago
    Heather Michelle Waugh

    Heather Michelle Waugh

    9 days ago

    Hello you lovely people, Firstly I would like to say a massive thank you for your donations. It fills me with joy to know how many kind hearted folk are out there. Your donations will help support someone going through a life limiting illness. Secondly, a few days ago I received the news there is new growth in my liver. I feel completely devastated at this news. On Tuesday, I will undergo another ablation to remove it. This will not stop me! On Saturday I will run a 10k in Dunoon - If you are there cheer me on.... Thank you all

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Page last updated on: 8/12/2022 09.39

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54

  • Ronald, Isabel and Sheila

    Ronald, Isabel and Sheila

    Aug 12, 2022

    Well done in completing your challenges, and on the money you have raised for a good cause.

    £30.00

  • Richard & Mandy

    Richard & Mandy

    Aug 11, 2022

    Keep smiling gorgeous girl ❤️❤️Love & hugs

    £50.00

  • Perlich Family

    Perlich Family

    Aug 11, 2022

    👏👏👏👏👏💙

    £50.00

  • Simon Lee

    Simon Lee

    Aug 7, 2022

    Well done Heather, so proud of you and your spirit is an inspiration 💫

    £30.00

  • Flora Dorward

    Flora Dorward

    Aug 7, 2022

    Sorry I'm late! Amazing cause, and you are indeed an inspiration! Just keep swimming (and running!) x

    £40.00

  • Lorna Millar

    Lorna Millar

    Aug 7, 2022

    £20.00

  • Heather Adams

    Heather Adams

    Aug 6, 2022

    £10.00

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Heather Michelle Waugh

Heather Michelle Waugh

Dunoon, Argyll and Bute

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