Welcome To Working Girl Life

Hi I’m Sarah 

Welcome to my blog Working Girl Life. I set this blog up back in 2015 as a creative outlet

Welcome to Working Girl Life. On August 14th 2017 my life changed overnight, I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer, a young fit and healthy 33 year old, with no family history, my life changed in that moment. It took 6 days to be diagnosed from finding the lump, the only reason I found the lump in the first place is because our dog jump on my breast, as I went to push him away I felt this rather hard large lump on my right breast. The next day I went straight to my doctors, I was told not to worry, I was too young, too fit and healthy for Breast cancer. The doctor was referring to the local hospital and I was told if I had not heard anything from the hospital within 2 weeks I was to contact the doctors surgery again. I left feeling confused, I left feeling let down. That same day I took it upon myself to call around and make an appointment myself. I called a local private hospital and I was seen the next day, I had a biopsy that night and I then had to wait until the Monday 14th Aug for results. ‘Sarah you have breast cancer’ those words are so clear, they shook my world. The point I am trying to make here is listen to your body. I knew something wasn’t right and I was lucky enough to be able to go private, but even if that hadn’t been an option I would have pushed things further with my local hospital, something told me this was bad, and it turns out I was right. The best decision I have ever made as it turned out I caught it early, although it was an aggressive form of ER+ PR+ cancer I was stage 1. It hadn’t spread to my lymph nodes. Here’s the other thing I never checked my breasts before, stupid I know! I was lucky in some sense. I am now undergoing chemotherapy, I will then have surgery and from there radiotherapy.  Please Check your boobies, Please listen to your body, PLEASE.

I will continue to raise awareness and I will use this page to share my journey. I will not become defined by this, it of course is going to be a huge part of my life, but I’m still that same young woman who loves life. This isn’t a place for sympathy it’s a place to share my journey with others in hope that I can help or be of comfort to others on the same journey as myself.

My story up to August 2017

A hard working girl that fits all the beautiful things that life has to offer around my working girl life. I work for a family business travelling the UK for Motorsport, Motorcycles in fact and the 9-5 office job the not, this job has given me so much experience over the years I went from a teenage girl who was extremely quiet to a woman who now has the confidence to hold her own…but I’m still learning about myself and I think it is important to do so. I also spend my time supporting my fiancé with his motorcycle career , And of course our little jack Russell Larry who we treat as our little baby, it’s safe to say I have my hands full.

My work is my passion, motorcycles and racing have been my life however there is so much more and there is a fine line between work taking over your life and enjoying personal interests and I think anyone with a full time job can be guilty of this. So this is my journey to explore all of my passions which I can only enjoy as a hobby as work pays the bills. A hobby though can be so exciting, learning about yourself is also and I’m sure many people can relate to this.

I’m now in my 30’s, I have brilliant friends a fiance I adore and a great family…a small family but I class my friends as my extended family.

This blog will be where I share my thoughts and give you a look into my busy working life and all that around it whilst doing my best to inspire girls/women to do better, be confident and believe in yourself, even through this I am still working on all three but to share my highs and lows makes me only human but the key is ….you always learn and move forward.

My happiest place in life is around my Fiancé my dogs, friends and family.

I hope your enjoy my blog as much as I have fun writing it,

xx

10 thoughts on “Welcome To Working Girl Life

  1. You are so inspiring!! Thank you for blogging about it. 🙂 Following you from Houston Texas!
    What stage breast cancer do you have? I was diagnosed in October with stage 2, grade 3 and HER2 positive. Wishing a year of healing and health!!!

    1. Thank you I hope this new year brings you happiness …we deserve lots of that. I am stage 1 grade 3 HR+ PR+
      I’m glad that my blog has reached you, strength in numbers hey we can all learn together xx

  2. Thank you for sharing sarah. Blogging is so cathartic right?

    How far along in chemo are you? And what treatment plan are you on?

    Good luck and speedy recovery.

    1. It so is ? It’s helped me
      So much. I am half way through . My chemo tomorrow has been delayed as my immune system is once again too low, I start a new drug taxol? I will have 12 weekly of this …
      What about yourself ? Xx

      1. I have my second EC chemo tomorrow. Then two more after that. Three week gaps between each. Then taxol starts early March for 12 weeks like you.

      2. How are you with it ? I found that walking as much as I could really helped , I felt stronger for it. Even if some of the walks were short at times x

      3. We have the rest of our lives to exercise to loose weight, getting through chemo needs strength however that is. yoga and walking 🙌🏻 xx sending you much love

  3. Sarah, you sound like a very brave woman – well done to you for that.
    My wife has had breast cancer 4 times now, having had it surgically removed each time. The first was beck in 1995 when her lymph nodes were removed at the same time as the cancer.
    Nothing until 4 years ago at Christmas and then each Christmas for the next 2 years. Happy Christmas!!
    This last time she ended up having radiation that has knocked her around considerably.
    She and we will survive, we have to with too much to live for even though we are old timers, 65 and 70.
    Wishing you all the very best in your battle and you will survive, you have the right attitude to win – well done.
    Tony.

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