A stray crisp led a Norwich lady to discover a cancerous lump and elevating practically £14,000 to this point this 12 months by three bodily challenges to assist others identified with most cancers.
Lucy Thompson was at dwelling on a Sunday night in February 2018 when she dropped a crisp down her prime and seen a lump, resulting in a breast most cancers prognosis.
Mrs Thompson, who co-owns Actuality Property Brokers together with her husband Adam, mentioned, “I didn’t have any signs when I discovered my lump and led a wholesome way of life, consuming nicely and understanding often. I used to be consuming a packet of crisps and dropped one down my prime. As I reached to take away it I seen a lump that hadn’t been there earlier than.”
She was given the all clear in 2019 following radiotherapy however final 12 months whereas transferring the 42-year-old skilled bloating, a pronounced sense of scent and abdomen ache.
The Mulbarton resident was informed on June 11 final 12 months by medical doctors she had a number of tumours on her liver because of secondary breast most cancers, and whereas not curable has been treatable by chemotherapy and chemo tablets.
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Heading into 2021, Mrs Thompson mentioned she needed to concentrate on serving to native causes and has raised practically £14,000 for the reason that begin of the 12 months, of which £9,200 has been donated to Massive C.
This has included a 400 mile cycle journey with associates Lynn Griller, Imogen Clarke and Claire Youngs, a sky dive with family and friends and final month a 25km stroll.
The Mulbarton resident was joined by a workforce of 18 women as a part of workforce F U Most cancers.
She mentioned: “I needed to get myself out of any form of consolation zone.
“The outdated Lucy, earlier than I had most cancers, wouldn’t have thought-about a skydive for a second, however most cancers is likely one of the most scary issues to face and someway has given me the braveness to profit from on a regular basis and tackle challenges I’d by no means have imagined attainable.
“I attempt to reside every day to the complete. Most days I neglect I’ve most cancers and luxuriate in strolling my canine and yoga. I attempt to keep as wholesome as attainable and now eat a vegetarian weight-reduction plan.”
She urged anybody to get checked out when they don’t really feel proper as they “by no means know”.
Carole Slaughter, head of fundraising for Massive C mentioned Mrs Thompson’s efforts had been “selfless, courageous and nothing in need of unbelievable” to serving to others residing with a most cancers prognosis.