"My breast cancer went undiagnosed for eight weeks.
There is no blame to my GP at the time as I ended up with metaplastic breast cancer - and as with 0.02 per cent of women who have this deadly cancer, it presented like a cyst.
I owe my life to my breast surgeon who removed this fast-growing nightmare with deep, clear margins, however I ended up with severe nerve damage down the left side of my chest. This wonderful man even apologised but pffttt he saved my life, this pain is a small thing in comparison.
However, at times, it feels like my skin is being peeled off layer by layer. I am unable to bear even pure silk camisoles against my skin so I lie there bare-chested (in private of course!).
Chemotherapy didn't suit my body very well either, and I ended up for months enduring a mouth and throat full of abscesses. The pain was indescribable. "
Via Susan Zager