Living with cancer (with guest Celina Be)
A forty nine votes single kids age between fifteen to twenty one in march two thousand and sixteen nineteen was diagnosed with stage to press council of her left. Breast yesterday tells the constant Polity unfortunately the council is now ten. No and there's no cure In words she's just flying time. Not just being an advocate for breast cancer since diagnosis. She's been interviewed by all genres of media local to her wishes based in south africa as well as internationally she also has a facebook breast cancer awareness page and she founded a private breast cancer center. Group helps women and their loved ones through their emotional mental and physical activity of the journey. One in eight women will be diagnosed. Suppress is indiscriminate age gender nationality. And you don't need a genetic predisposition to get rest council please note will include all relevant support links and details on our website page for this episode so for now. Let's welcome nadia to the show. Let's say not yet. Thank you so much for agreeing to come on the show today and talk about your experience with really on it and privileged to have him sauce. So we fest met on a facebook group. The three of us on Medicine up until the moment. You shan't story. I just assumed you just a regular key to mom. You're trying to do is a bit of winning coming up with some new recipes but when you said that you battling council on that it was ten. No we were completely oil struck. I mean you always come across as really vibrant positive industry. Help happiest time. And can i ask you. How do you manage to stay so positive in the face of such as not isis seem. It's absolutely wonderful to be speaking to you. Ladies first of all. I'm not always happy to get that straight. I'm always happy. Can't say he's a journey right so we can have a good days and days however i am single mom of four children and that quote him shoulder but they really adults house. They range from fifteen to twenty one years old. We just try to win each day for a day and then be go onto the next day and by. We need each day for me. Winning means taking the rule sips waking up in the morning getting into the shuttle eating well trying to exercise communication with the kids for me. That's winning the day. Yeah so. I suppose that probably does radiate a positive attitude but by no means am i positive. Twenty four hours a day seven days a week. 'cause i mean you still managed to get through. All of this is just absolutely amazing to me so oversee you've been battling cancer for fee has now how have you changed as a pass throughout janney however you when you first diagnosed compared to how you are today give you a little brief history that goes beyond the bio that you probably have given about me so i was diagnosed in march two thousand sixteen. So that's more than four years and eight months into this journey. To be absolutely honest. I was really different person. I was absolutely my vibrant. You would not catch me sitting on the sofa for five minutes a day. I was a go getter. I empty force so a few years ago for financial reasons. I had to go out to work. So i was working six days a week coming home and slow doing my thing as a mom suddenly without any warning with no symptoms no genetic predisposition. I actually decided to go to the gynecologist and she said to have you ever done a mammogram and took i said no. I have not interested. Okay let's just appointment for you and they'll say rent. Mary way. I remember sitting in the offices now off the mammogram department. And not thinking anything thinking okay. I'm becky tomorrow. Lang dollars is the bid looking at women's is i think something's flickering is. I looked and she said we need to do this. The spot to gain an immediate felt cold. Show going down my soul. I think it was and The coming office. And i remember the so clearly. She asked assistant to. Please give me a couple of key. And she said you know these a lump and ninety five percents malignancy without even doing a biopsy from presenting itself the mammogram scan in terms of appearance size and positioning. We are ninety. Five percent confirmed malignancy and it was almost as if i was watching a movie or somebody else. I was expecting this. I knew i to come homing cooking dinner for my kids. Get back to work. The next day. I got into my car and drove home in nyc state and the minute they got home called the meeting with my kids and broke dollars. This is what they found in. We're gonna have to gather together as a team and get through. This and my life changed on that day. Competely competely cancers the journey. It affects a person on every level from a mental state of mind to an emotional state of mind. It's fix the body physically. It debilitates the body search. Ernie you get into complete dock spaces and you can have fine the strength in your veins to pull yourself out to face the next day and what is being my safe said. I fought back on of very strong. Mindset that has kept me going in addition to my a being completely open with my community and in a larger scale my social media community about my diagnosis taking out to people creating awareness encouraging women to go for mammograms is that is being catharsis to be absolutely honest with you in a nutshell.