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PUBLISHED: 10:33 21 April 2008 | UPDATED: 20:12 05 July 2010

RACHEL Moore's article on breast cancer and Trisha (April 11) has coincided with my own scary journey through the disease.

Diagnosed aged 48, the last five months have been very traumatic with two operations and radiotherapy.

RACHEL Moore's article on breast cancer and Trisha (April 11) has coincided with my own scary journey through the disease.

Diagnosed aged 48, the last five months have been very traumatic with two operations and radiotherapy.

I agree battling is not the right word, I also find being told I must stay positive (with the emphasis on must) irritating as, although constant doom and gloom is not an option, it is impossible to stay positive all the time as it is such a huge thing to go through with many uncertainties for the future, but people don't know what to say and are trying to help, so should be forgiven.

I do, however, realise how lucky I am to have the love and support of my fantastic husband who has been through the wringer with me every step of the way and my friends and neighbours who have been so supportive, especially Ellen, my little ray of sunshine, for which nothing has been too much trouble.

I want to thank them all for their continued help and support and Jan my McMillan nurse, who is off ill herself at the moment.

MONICA WELLS

Stubbs Wood

Lowestoft

This wins our Letter of the Week Award and the writer will be presented with a bouquet courtesy of Sansom's Florists.

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