In July 2015, I was diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer at the age of 40. I'd been working as consultant breast surgeon for just 2 years, and could not get my head around the fact that I had been diagnosed with the one illness I had spent my life learning how to treat. I was a fit, healthy triathlete. How on earth could I have breast cancer?
The only way I could cope with what was happening to me was to write a blog. The following pages take you with me, from diagnosis all the way through to moving on when my treatment finished.