staying positive!!!

Thank you! thank you! thank you!
from the bottom of my heart for all your wonderful comments and messages of love and support, 
I've been blown away by it all and it really helps me to stay positive and give me the ammunition to get through this tough time.

It's two weeks today since my op,
and my virtual boob is in place!
 I've amazed myself how quickly I've recovered, the human body is a truly amazing thing!
Don't get me wrong it's not been easy, there's been lots of tears and snotty tissues along the way but
I managed to do the race for life on Sunday with fab friends which meant so much to me.

 I had to walk as I'm not allowed to run which was very frustrating as there's nothing wrong with my legs!! Sky walked round with me which was lovely, and Lil ran it with my running group in a tutu and did 5k in 29 mins!! Go Lily! (let me just point out, that Lil gets all her athletic abilities from her mother)

It felt great completing the course, I was so proud of everyone, such a lovely atmosphere and sense of achievement and doing some good!

We're now onto stage 2 of battle,
the good news is it's only grade 2 cancer (4 being the most aggressive) and they know it's hormone fed so we know what we're dealing with,
The not so good news is the cancer has started to spread into my nodes so I have to go in for another op on Tuesday for my lymph nodes removing, 
then we'll take it from there.

 we're staying positive!
and even 'laffing' about some of this.
There's not a day goes by when I don't realise how lucky I am to have such an amazing family and friends around me who have totally been my rock, 
from chicken dinners to slippers, chocolate and flowers to head massages, time and hugs and much much more. XX

We took the kids out of school the day before my op and went to Runswick Bay for a family day out which was magical,

and a great tonic for all of us,

like I said, phase 2 of battle,
we're gonna kick some cancer butt and stick two fingers up to it! 
and get on with this next stage with a sense of humour and heaps of positivity!

and thanks again, xx


  1. Lisa, I'm happy you're doing so well. Keeping a positive outlook it so important. It's been 32 years since I went through this. I'm positive you'll do this just fine. Hugs

  2. Lisa - brilliant to hear you're doing OK. Stage one ... tick! Stage two - sending you best wishes, hugs and lots of swearing at cancer (and I'm Australian so I really know how to swear when I need to!!). Nic x

  3. Go Lisa!
    Missing your blog so hurry up and kick cancer's ass!
    Hugs xx

  4. Great to hear you're winning the battle! Keep thinking of all those positives.
    All the best.

  5. Oh my god Lisa only just read your recent entries I am soo sorry to hear what you are going through and really REALLY respect your attitude. am sending some equally kick butt vibes and strength your way XXX

  6. Ah Lisa, fantastic post that has brought a tear to my eye! So great to hear your fighting attitude! Sending you the very best of wishes for stage two.x

  7. Oh Lisa, I'm so sorry, i don't know how your last blog post slipped through my net, and how I missed reading where you've been and what you've been going through.

    But crikey, you look amazing - to think you have done the race for life already so soon after your operation is outstanding! Your attitude and positive outlook will get you through this, and you have such a great family around you, together you can kung-fu kick this baddie out of town.

    Big fat squishy hugs,

    Flora xx

  8. OMG.. so so sorry to hear about your battle with the horrid cancer!! I missed the last post....? I'm so happy you are doing well and being positive! I hope the next stage goes well and you will be fit and well soon :) xxx

  9. God you are absolutely f*kin amazing! (excuse me french, but you are!). To go through all of this and still do the race and remain positive. You totally rock. Kick this cancer in the ass... I know you will. LOu xxx

  10. So lovely to see you back here looking so well and surrounded by all your lovelies. You go Lisa and we'll all be here cheering you on the whole way.
    I think you're amazing x

  11. You are looking fab!
    Keep that sense of humour and positivity (and the two finger salute).
    Here if you need to go through anything.
    Massive hug

  12. Oh great news Lisa, well done, you seem to have such energy, can't believe you did the race! Fantastic, I keep looking out for the posts, so kick the cancer and get back again soon! I keep thinking of you and sending the positive vibes man! Funny how this blog has brought these folks together all to wish you well, Brill! See you soon :D Julie

  13. Woo Hoo! Go girl, so glad you are surrounded by so many wonderful people lots of love to you and big fat raspberries to stinky cancer!

  14. Well done you, they are some lovely photos, brought a tear to the old glass eye... you're a fighter not to be messed with - by 'eck lass...

    been sending you a constant shower of positivity and will continue to do so xxxx over the north sea

  15. It's great to see you staying so positive and I'm so happy that stage 1 went well!

    Fingers crossed for you for stage 2, hope all goes well on Tuesday.

    You're a total inspiration, not just through your work, but as a person too!

  16. Hi Lisa, just catching up with blog land again, and read your recent posts. So sorry to hear about your news, but you are right, us Yorkshire folk are made of steel. You go girl and hit this head on.
    with lots of love to you and all your wonderful family. Amanda.....x

  17. You go are awesome! xx Take inspiration from my little profile quote :-)

  18. Hey Lisa,
    I'm a relative newcomer to the blog but wanted to leave a supportive comment to say we're all rooting for you.

  19. You sound like you are being incredibly positive, Lisa and wish all the very best for Tues and beyond. Thank you so much for taking time out to even pop by my blog - your words from a master mean A LOT! x

  20. Lovely to see how amazingly positive you're being!! Soooo inspiring! xxx

  21. You are Graced with an amazing spirit of Love, Creativity and Positivity. You will overcome all of this! You are in my prayers.

  22. you're an inspiration! so glad things are going well, lots of luck for the next op v x

  23. Oh Lisa, you are doing soooo brilliantly!
    Sending you lots of love and luck for the next op.
    Lots of love Vicky P

  24. Oh Lisa I'm so proud of you - what a fighter you are! I have to confess that these photos and your post brought a tear to my eye - onto phase 2 now, you can do it and will beat this and you look fantastic :)

    Big hugxx

  25. Very best wishes to you. I've been thru it and come out the other side - 15 years ago!! Wishing you the same success!!
    xoxo Blessings to you.

  26. Keep thinking of all those positives.
    All the best.

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  27. great beachphotos.

    greatings send you Conny

  28. So proud of you Lisa, you're an inspiration to us all!


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