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Elaine Shaw

Elaine.jpgHello, my name is Elaine Shaw; I live with my partner and have two fantastic children.

Emma is 29 and now a Lawyer and James is 20 and at University.

I was diagnosed with breast cancer in April 2012.  Initially I dealt with the news fairly well, I had a lumpectomy followed by radiotherapy.  The week after my operation I hit the BRICK WALL!!  The cancer was aggressive and the surgeon hadn't got clear margins, it was also in my lymph nodes.  I needed chemo which I had for 6 months.  I then needed further surgery followed by a course of radiotherapy.

It's not only dealing with the physical side of the debilitating treatment, it’s also the psychological aspect.  The diagnosis affected my whole family.  Emma was travelling with a friend and wasn’t due home for over 6 weeks.  James was in the middle of his 'A' levels.  How do you tell them?

I had so much going on in my head and trying to hold everyone together, I was told about

Beechwood Cancer Care Centre.  I referred myself and commenced an 8 week programme.  My introduction to Beechwood was the oasis I needed, walking through that door and being welcomed by the most caring people.  The counselling was invaluable because you don't have to pretend that you're ok.  Group sessions had a positive effect on me, we were a real mixed group of people and I thank all of them for sharing so much emotionally.

I will always be thankful and grateful to all the volunteers, therapists and counsellors. 

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