A friend asked what I did last time I was bald, did I use soap on my head? Shampoo? I couldn’t remember. Well now I know. I shampoo. And condition. How funny. Clearly not necessary but yet it is. Life is as it was. Yeah fucking right. This all happened a tad too quickly. I keep catching glimpses of this vaguely familiar bald chick in the mirror. What the fuck?  Anyway, second chemo down. I can’t say the day was as much of a hoot as last time. Mostly because our inappropriate trauma nurse Aaron wasn’t there, so we missed the David Lynch esque experience. But also because my damn veins are shutting down. And I simply refuse to have a portacath surgically inserted. Anyway the persistent and delightful nurses succeeded at attempt number six. I’ll even forgive them the ‘are you still sure you don’t want a portacath inserted’ comment after it all. Because they were delightful. And only concerned for me. And to be honest I was feeling particularly upbeat as I finally got the results of the BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene test back, and I have no genetic mutation. This is clearly brilliant news for my immediate family and especially my beautiful daughters. I can’t pass a gene fault on because I don’t have one. Yehaaa. But before you go down the path of why then, who the fuck knows. About seventy five percent of cancers are not due to known gene mutations, so in this instance I’m one of many. And for my family, pleased to be. Weird as that sounds. No decisions re immediate prophylactic surgeries needed. But vigilance still required. And that is cause for celebration.

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    Theresa Milne Great news. So happy about the gene results. Interesting stats which seem to change depending on the source, I was told that only 10% of cancers are hereditary (and the other 90% are lifestyle induced) , which means it’s 90% manageable. Deep breaths and much love going your way
    Unlike · Reply · 1 · May 21 at 2:55pm
    Lianne Cawood Yup depends on the source. And the source you choose to believe. My over bloody qualified geneticist does it for me. Either way. And that’s only the genes they’ve identified so there are heaps that could still be an issue for some. So sadly not as manageable as it might seem else would we have so many who die despite ‘managing’ it? My heart and strength goes out to all those who are faced with any form of challenge and will them the inner strength to cope and thrive no matter what xxxx
    Like · Reply · 2 · May 21 at 3:15pm
    Theresa Milne Totally. It remains a mystery and a moving target….that’s probably a good thing because the outcome is able to be changed. So sorry about the rough bits thrown into the process of getting better 😢. Step by step… Big hugs and big hearts across the miles to you xx
    Unlike · Reply · 1 · May 21 at 3:28pm
    Lianne Cawood ❤️❤️❤️
    Like · Reply · May 21 at 3:53pm
    Theresa Milne Going to tag you in a friend of mine’s post of this morning. He’s a bio statistician and prof at University of North Carolina. To me it’s more proof of the magic of the body’s ability to heal
    Like · Reply · May 21 at 4:03pm
    Lianne Cawood I have utmost faith in our amazing body’s ability to heal. Its what keeps me doing what I do. I am in particular awe of my body’s ability. xxxx
    Like · Reply · 4 · May 21 at 4:05pm
    Cathy Raggett I’m just in awe of your bod!!!! Not in a creepy way tho!!! 😘
    Like · Reply · 1 · May 21 at 7:49pm
    Theresa Milne I’m in envious awe 😀
    Like · Reply · May 21 at 8:00pm

    Samantha Yates Schroeder SO HAPPY 🙏😘
    Unlike · Reply · 1 · May 21 at 3:07pm
    Lianne Cawood 😘
    Like · Reply · May 21 at 3:16pm

    Heather McNeice Wonderful news about your gene test – for all of you. And may your veins hang in there until your chemo is done and dusted! xx
    Like · Reply · May 21 at 3:34pm

    Robin Davey Best news possible. So happy to hear this. I share your sigh of relief. I do remember the shampoo from last time, but thought you used moisturizers – day and night ones of course! – rather than conditioner. X
    Unlike · Reply · 1 · May 21 at 4:30pm
    Lianne Cawood Hahaha you have a better memory than me! I do use the moisturisers too. After the shampoo and conditioner. Best treated scalp ever 😂
    Like · Reply · May 21 at 4:55pm

    Corrie Medhurst Now I know, shampoo!!! So happy about the genetic results. Actually happy doesn’t quite describe it but how to find the right words? BPS xxxx
    Like · Reply · 1 · May 21 at 6:01pm

    Michelle Gilder Great news in all this. Xxx
    Like · Reply · May 21 at 7:32pm

    Janine Hunter Such good news x
    Like · Reply · May 21 at 10:02pm

    Sandi Unite Great news Lianne. Love and hugs. 🌹
    Like · Reply · May 22 at 12:47am

    Susie Pitts Very welcome news about the genes, all the more energy for you to focus on beating this. Love and hugs to you. Xxxx
    Like · Reply · May 23 at 6:44am

    Kirsten Kairuz Great news welcomed 😊 one step closer to kicking this cancers butt
    Like · Reply · May 23 at 7:16am

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