I was introduced to The Living Centre when I did one of their “Days of Indulgence”. This was prior to my chemo commencing. I remember checking out the wig library, just in case I needed it. But then going back to The Living Centre when I was bald was really hard. I mean, to go from having thick, beautiful curly hair to none was so humiliating!
I was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 24. I heard about the Living Centre on the radio, and that its focus was on wellness, not illness and I thought, “That sounds like something for me, it’s really positive.” So I went along to their “Day of Indulgence”, which is a day of luxury. It was just wonderful!
When I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer, it absolutely shattered my self-confidence. Until that moment I had a prominent career with a normal, vibrant social and personal life. The knowledge that I had breast cancer completely affected everything. I found I couldn’t do my job, which involved a lot of public speaking. I found it so difficult to stand up in front of a group of people and this gave me a feeling of a huge sense of spiralling out of control.