Vulva cancer! I’d never heard of it! And each time I thought I was free, it came back. 5 times in total, until pretty much every part of my body that made me feel like a woman was removed, even my clitoris, as the cancer festered.

 

Why I survive today, is through the warning signs. I watched on as my mother and sister would say -  'It will be ok, I’ll just have a cup of tea.’ I lost them both to cancer.

 

At the slightest sign you feel something is not right – you must see a doctor!

 

During the past 7 years of battling cancer I became disillusioned, driving up and down motorways, service station lunches, away for days attending tiresome conferences. I closed the laptop one day and quit during a board meeting! It was the best decision I have ever made! Don’t get me wrong I panicked, I thought, my husband will go mad, but my brushes with cancer made me realise; life is too short. I wrote out on a piece of what I wanted and committed to making it happen! I set up my own travel agency from home.

 

I know life can be tough, but you keep fighting, you have to tackle things head on. For the past 18 months I have been clear from cancer - equally I know each day is precious, so you must try to live it. If I can do it, you can too!

 

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