Walking through the Storm

You’ll Never Walk Alone might be the anthem of a British football club, but right now it is my anthem also.

Life has been challenging since I was diagnosed with breast cancer recently.

I go for surgery at Bendigo Hospital on Thursday, 30 May. Eventually, there will radiotherapy followed by hormone lowering medication.



Gerry and the Pacemakers are the band whose version of this song plays in my head. I first heard the song decades ago.

I know I am in good hands and I am being well looked after.


14 Responses

  1. I’ve been out of the loop for a long while and have only just read about your diagnosis, operation and treatment. What shocking news. I do hope that all is going as best as it can post-operation for you. Wishing you all the best, Margaret.

    • Lovely to read your comment, Jane. I am going well at present as I resume my normal activities. I am now on anti cancer medication which I will need to take for 5 years. Radiotherapy is still to happen.

      • I’m glad you’re able to resume more normal activities. I’ve heard the hormone medication over those years can be quite expensive. I hope you have plenty of help. All the best for the radiotherapy. Breast cancer hit our family so I understand some of the issues with the treatments and hope you have lots of support. X

  2. Lovely lyrics and anthem. I am sorry to hear you are going through this time and wish you a speedy and full recovery.

    • Apologies, Denise, I don’t know how I let your comment slip through the net. Surgery is now behind me and I am in the healing phase at present. I have been resuming some of my normal activities at a gentle pace. Apart from one night in hospital, my recovery has been at home which makes me very happy. When the surgical wound is healed, the next big test will be radiotherapy.

  3. So sorry to hear your news, Margaret. Wishing you all the very best with the surgery and subsequent treatment. Lovely to hear you are being well looked after.

    • Thank you for your kind wishes. I am looking forward to my first post following the surgery.

  4. We are sending our kindest and bestest wishes for your strength and resilience in this challenging time Margaret. You’ve shown these qualities before, and will again. I know Katie Will take care of you.xxxx

    • Thank you so much, Enevea. With your health challenges, you are well acquainted with the strength and resilience needed in tough times.

  5. Oh Margaret so sorry to hear your news. What a great song to hold onto – I love it too. May you be blessed and surrounded with the best medical care you can get. Wishing you all the best,

    • Yes, ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ has been a great comfort when I have been feeling especially anxious.

      • I was pleased to see your latest post that things were looking up. Life has been tricky for me as well this year and my blogging has suffered but I hope to get back on track very soon. Take care.

  6. What devastating news, all my sympathy. I do hope you have good friends to help you through. Glad you have good care and support from your medical team.

    • Thank you, Susan. My siblings are very supportive especially, my sister, Jennifer, who had treatment for breast cancer two years ago. I am also receiving support from the Breast Care Nurses at Bendigo Hospital. They are funded by the Jane McGrath Foundation.

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