Monday, 2 January 2012

Who can we trust?

With a New year comes a different set of unwanted health worries. We all know, or should I say that people like me know the rollercoaster of cancer is not a simple fix. Your reliance or trust in others judgements with your health can come under fire, especially if you are let down.

Back in September 2009 in my plastic surgeons office I was told silicone was now safe with little chance of rupturing. How wrong my surgeon was and how wrong I was to trust his words. Recently it has come to light that a certain company in France which supplies silicone implants to the UK have been using cheap industrial silicone.

France has held its hands up and has issued a statement saying all implants should be removed. This has set alarms bells going amongst the BC community in the UK and myself. If a French company supplied the implants and France are removing them surely the UK should not drag its feet. The mess this French company has created will set back the NHS a heap of money they do not want to part with. The NHS are already trying to cover their backs by convincing UK women there is nothing to worry about by hiding behind a single figure percentage , but I am already a single figure percentage and look where that left me. No-one in their right mind accepts faulty goods, especially if those goods could lead to further possible health issues.

The more I ride the roller coaster of breast cancer the more I understand why people fold the deck of cards that are dealt without even trying. Not only that, but how dark and devious people are when cutting corners on cost. This in turn destroys trust which to me is unacceptable in this day and age. People need to know that they are receiving the right treatment without added risk they in turn were not aware of. I of course will be speaking with my plastic surgeon to find out if my implant was a PIP.

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Update 3rd January 2012

Meantime I have spent a lot of my time rehearsing my new role/script trying to take my mind elsewhere. And as easy as it sounds it is quite difficult because I will have to portray emotions I tend to shy away from. My character is on the opposite spectrum of what I am. She is clingy and needy, where as I am quite cold and distant. I think that coldness I have in my personality is what got me through my treatment for cancer. In real life I play the logical and keep it to basics role very well. Whereas the emotional needy counterpart I find hard to understand. After all in my world everything has a place with no time for tears or tantrums. I personally did not want my emotional side to intrude, so I spent a lot of energy keeping it at bay. I suppose that is why when I got breast cancer I found myself needing reassurance it shocked me. All my life I have dealt with personal issues without the help of others. And I never ever felt threatened by anyone because I did not have that ‘NEED’  tag on my shoulder.

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