As you are aware my beautiful wife Cherie(Mrs RawFIT) was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer 8 weeks ago. It all started when Cherie came into me and said she had a very noticable lump on her chest but as we are a family who loves to train we just said AH YOU PROBABLY BRUISED IT WHILE TRAINING and it will go away. But 5 days later it stil lhadn't gone away so I said just go to the doctor and get it checked for peace of mind....
Cherie went to the doctor who immediately referred her to specialists at Beaumont hospital. This is where we went to get Cherie checked properly so off we went to get news on her recent check up. We went to Beaumont still not knowing and to be honest still not thinking anything bad was about to happen.
We met with our specialist and little did we know our world was about to be turned upside down!!!!
To say we were shocked would be a massive statement especially when we would consider our family to be a very strong and healthy unit the thought of something coming in a trying to do us harm was crazy.
Our specialist said that Cherie had breast Cancer and that it was a quite aggresive Cancer and he recommended she have surgery to get it out of her body immediately. So a date was scheduled for Cherie to have a mastectomy done within two weeks to make sure we caught the Cancer in time and to give Cherie the best chance of surviving this and living a normal, healthy life. The specialist also kept saying that the type of Cancer she has is treatable with surgery, chemotherapy and radio therapy....
It was obviously not the news we were hoping for but like everything in life you have two ways to react. Let it do its job and destroy you or tackle it head on and stay positive!
So we are now post surgery and into our first round of 16 bouts of chemotherapy and then radio therapy. It's a long road ahead but one we are ready to fight and tackle head on so while Cherie is going through her treatments and surgery I am going to take on a few challenges to help raise much needed funds to help us ....
Thank you for taking your time to read our story ....
Cherie & Paul
- Maureen Melly
- Brian Oleary
- Melanie Sweeney
- Ingrid Gargan
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