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Eugenie Arrowsmith-Pepper - 01 Oct 2018
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A rock and a hard place - I had no idea what to do or how to cope.

When I was first told I had breast cancer in 2008 I felt the urge to rage like an unhinged tennis player mid match point dispute.

I had gone in to have a cyst removed that was all, how could it be a cancer? They had told me I was being neurotic and was part of the ‘worried well’ how was it possible for the truth to be so different? I felt as if I’d fallen from the top of a very tall building at speed. 

Shit.

Here’s a version of my story from The Breast Cancer Haven website.

 

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Pete Lawrence

I will look forward to reading your blog, @Eugenie Arrowsmith-Pepper. I have just finished Sophie Sabbage's 'Lifeshocks' which gave me a huge insight into how it must feel to have cancer. Recommended reading (thanks @Kate Edgley for giving me a copy)

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Pete Lawrence

Quite a co-incidence to read about the "neurotic" thing. My mother was told the same just before she passed out with pain from her brain tumour.

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Eugenie Arrowsmith-Pepper

It was quite telling, I knew I was ill - I felt it and will write about that too. Thanks Pete for supporting this and helping spread the word.

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Kimm Fearnley

Such a shock @Eugenie Arrowsmith-Pepper I am going to read you blog fully when I am home. You are so brave to write about it and help others.
I have donated to you appeal. Love to you brave woman. X

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