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More goodbyes

Until my risk-reducing surgery in December 2006, I was screened twice a year. That was a lot of mammograms, scans and breast appointments, over the years! When I was finally discharged, six weeks after my operation, it was quite something. 27 January, 2007 The surgeon looked visibly relieved to see me so well and ‘happy’… Continue reading More goodbyes

Body, Journalling, Medical Humanities, News, Self-portrait without Breasts

Holding my breath

I’m doing a lot of breathing exercises and voice work at the moment, in preparation for various readings and performances – the launch of Excisions tomorrow September 16th, then the first performance-with-photos of Self-portrait without Breasts on October 4th. All through autumn 2006, the weeks of decisions and waiting, I had to remember to breathe… Continue reading Holding my breath

Body, Journalling, Medical Humanities, News, Self-portrait without Breasts

Questions, questions, questions

There were so many questions to ask about my situation, and so many answers that could not be given. Living with the questions was the only way through. 26 July 2006 This journal is becoming vital. I can sit and weep, I can regret the bloody genes, I can say that every bad joke and… Continue reading Questions, questions, questions