Thankyou to so many

My recovery is now getting hard only through the pain of the operation, everything seems to be aching to frustration. Its been one week since my op & was suppose to find out what my treatment will consist of last Friday but after a 2 hour drive to the hospital & a 4 1/2 hour wait l was eventually told that there was a mix up & the doctor would not see me so now l have to wait until next Friday (at least l’ll still have my hair for my exhibition :-) l am however upset with the medical system (l guess who isn’t) but l was sent home from the hospital with the knowledge that there is absolutely no support where l live & that all resources were stretched to their limits so with my drainage bag attached & the nurse showing me & my son how to change it l was sent home. Not ONE nurse rang to see how l was doing. Sure enough my staples got infected & hubby took another day off work to take me to the docs after a horrible night of pain to have them cleaned. It is not so much that l never had a nurse come around but not even a social worker rang me to see how l was coping mentally for heavens sake this should almost be against the law to send a woman home after a mastectomy without any support at all. l really do consider myself incredibly lucky because l have the most beautiful children & the most incredible hubby not to mention the healing & caring l get from my beautiful friends here & at home but for heavens sake what about other women some who are on their own with little children what about the women who are deeply traumatised by having such an operation. Just to think we even have a large health & communtiy centre in my town & l wasn’t important enough to recieve any form of care sorry but it just doesn’t make sense. Its funny how my art is being displayed there right now in support of Mental Health Week it’s almost funny & l’d probably laugh if l wasn’t so sore. NOW what am l doing about it? WELL l’ve written to my local member l’ve put my story in the paper & l have started the flipteez foundation & the money l raise will go to starting a registry for country women who need care through cancer. l will create a basket with a few little luxuries but l will also have information on support in the area & if there isn’t any l will work on a volunteer group that can at least have a cuppa & maybe check up on what is needed for their recovery. l will get gift certificates such a massage, naturapath, chemist etc anything l can to help with the healing. The best thing about my town is that word travels very fast & the response to my art exhibition & fundraising has been nothing short of inspirational. So there you go lopsided but still kicking goals l guess its here where l worn you about my next upload l guess l am doing it for a few reasons one to get everyone to buy a pink ribbon two to get women to not only check their breasts but get them checked to & thirdly to shake a few people in my town into doing more to help women with cancer.

Now no more cancer l really really want to send a big sloppy kiss to DaveCheech for buying my first ever tshirt how thrilled am l it was the one called All in my Soul Thankyou Dave you are truly in my soul & l can’t wait to see you in it. And to Sophie Shapiro & Julie Marks from The Healing Journey group l can honestly say that this group has warmed my heart & soul time & time again with dedications of beautiful art & words. Sophie your light shines across so many & Julie you are just the most amazing host with the warmest heart l am so honoured to know you both XXXXXXXXX

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