Sunrises and C-Cup Day

So tomorrow is D-day…..or more correctly C-Cup day 😉

We had another fantastic weekend at the beach thanks to the generosity of some special friends, Joan and Fenwick.

Long morning walks on the beach, some spectacular sunrises and some great company with Pete’s mom, and his sister Sally visiting us from New Zealand. I feel refreshed and stocked up on some soul food for the coming weeks.


Surgery is scheduled for late tomorrow afternoon, and hopefully I won’t have to be in hospital for more than a day or two…

Logic tells me that I should be relieved that another chapter will soon be over and I should be grateful and excited about meeting my new and improved chest…

My short term memory (post chemo) may still not be completely reliable, but my long term memory (post mastectomy surgery) is infallible. So tonight while I sit here trying very hard to find words of courage and positivity, I am battling to untie the knots in my stomach.


“There’s a sunrise and a sunset every single day, and they’re absolutely free. Don’t miss so many of them.” Jo Walton

“We can only appreciate the miracle of a sunrise if we have waited in the darkness” ANON



4 thoughts on “Sunrises and C-Cup Day

  1. Again the roller-coaster of emotions is on its wild ride… It seems that each step forward comes at a price and its time to pay up again. We’ve have a fantastic few weeks break from the relentless journey we’re on, had some time out to relax, rest and enjoy the sunrises (for you that’s quite an occasion). Its give us the strength to prepare ourselves for this next phase. We know more now; what to expect, how to manage pain medicine, how to empty drains and change dressings – its not easy, but we’ve done it before – we’re old pro’s. While its not going to be easy, just remember how far you’ve come and how strong you have been.
    Know that I am right here next to you all the way…
    Stay strong, you’re amazing XXX

    “No matter how dark the night, somehow the sun rises once again and all shadows are chased away”
    – David Matthew –

    “Watch the sunrise at least once a year, put a lot of marshmallows in your hot chocolate, lie on your back and look at the stars, never buy a coffee table you can’t put your feet on, never pass up a chance to jump on a trampoline, don’t overlook life’s small joys while searching for the big ones.”
    – H. Jackson Brown, Jr. Writer –

    “The strength of a woman is not measured by the impact that all her hardships in life have had on her; but the strength of a woman is measured by the extent of her refusal to allow those hardships to dictate her and who she becomes.”
    – C. JoyBell –


    • Thank you P. Gosh yes I don’t think we will ever be able to forget those awful days post surgery. But we got through it as you said, a little bashed and bruised, but we got through it. Healing is hard, painful and comes at a price, but it comes.

      Thankfully you will be there to hold my hand again…and to lend me some of your strength for a while. Xxx


  2. Hugging you today, thinking how far you have come and knowing you are in good hands! XXX

    “When you get to the end of all the light you know and it’s time to step into the darkness of the unknown, faith is knowing that one of two things shall happen: either you will be given something solid to stand on, or you will be taught how to fly.” ~ Edward Keller


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