Breast Cancer: Feeling Feminine After A Mastectomy
Breast Cancer: Feeling
Feminine After a mastectomy
Moving forward after cancer treatment
While Sherry feels positive about her mastectomy, she still struggled during treatment at times, finding the experience isolating.
“At times during my treatment, all I could see was doom and gloom. When treatment ended, I found it really scary and I really struggled. I found it hard to move on. I heard of others being unwell again, and I felt so guilty. Then I felt guilty for feeling guilty, and guilty for feeling good too.”
Returning to work, focusing on looking after herself and being patient with her progress helped Sherry move forward.
“Since my diagnosis and treatment, I try to look after myself more. Life is still very busy and hectic so sometimes it’s hard to achieve this! But I just do my best and don't beat myself up if I don't achieve things.”
These days Sherry splits her time between work, caring for her two boys and DJing – an old hobby she has rediscovered.
“I used to work all the time, but now I want to do other things. I have DJ gigs lined up and can't wait to get out and play again! I want to help raise more awareness, especially in different communities where I feel this is a problem and taboo subject. I am proof that you can move forward after having cancer and I am truly living my best life!"