MoST Program

A few weeks ago when I seen my oncologist Dr George he asked me if I was happy for him to send a referral to the Garvan Institute as they had some studies happening that could be useful for me in the future.. In his words ‘your different Kristy and we need to see what…

October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October has always been a pretty awesome month for me, after all its my birthday month. And for many years it was spent at Narrabri Pony Camp. Safe to say i love October…. Now it has another meaning to it for me… the month where that shitty disease Breast Cancer is a focus. Despite the…

Follow Up

Well that follow up with my surgeon and radiation doctor didn’t quite go to to my plan…. Yesterday i had a consult with my radiation doctor. I hadn’t seen her since she sent me home last June after my last stint on radiation on the left side. She was so shocked to see me back…

Dealing with it

It wasn’t until a customer said to me at work the other week ‘how are you coping Kristy’ and my reply was ‘yeah im getting better’ and he said ‘no with the ‘mental part of having surgery and having a mastectomy’ …. which i was like ‘yeah i’m ok with that, i would rather have…

Round #4 done 👊👊👊

Well yesterday was my fourth chemo treatment. Oh god I can see the finish line of the chemo part now 🏁🏁 So good that I’m able to go to work for a few hours then head in and have my treatment from lunchtime onwards and then head home from Moree. Certainly makes it a lot…

Chemo #3

An awesome first treatment in Moree today. No extra driving and no getting up early to leave, just my normal leave time for work time. First off when I went in to reception I finally met a social worker. I had asked to speak to one at Tamworth and despite me having two chemo treatments…

My biggest fear

Throughout all this shitty saga my biggest fear has been that i wouldn’t be able to ride my horses ever again. I could possibly handle not playing polox again….. maybe that’s a big maybe. When the doctor and the cancer nurse heard me say im going to start riding my horses again shortly. The look…

I’m still me ……

When you go from hardly ever been sick to have a shitty diagnosis you have to get used to the ‘how are you’ questions real quick. Let me tell you this is a huge struggle for me. I have always just sucked it up if i was sick and done what i had to do….

10 days post #2 Chemo

Today is 10 days post chemo. This time Round 1 i was laying in a hospital bed at Tamworth feeling like absolute crap with a mouthful of ulcers unable to eat without it burning my mouth. But this time round I feel great. Mouth has settled down today and I didn’t get an ulcers this…

She just knows….

I swear my dappled dachshund Lexie knows when something is up… She gives me this ‘look’ which i haven’t managed to capture a photo off. Kind of like a mother hen look.. She comes up to my bedroom and then just stands there and looks at me as if to say ‘are you ok’ and…