“Last June I had just returned from Tenerife when I found out that I had a spherical mass growing on my left kidney. This was discovered during my health screening at the Mary How Trust.
After a CT scan at Worthing hospital the consultant confirmed it was a tumour, and he was 85% sure that it was cancerous.
I felt fear on hearing this, as my Mum died at a very young age – only 29! – from cancer. I thought, ‘This is probably how I am going to go’.
During the time leading up to my operation I was very worried.
I had two dreams – in the first I was told that I would be going on a little journey. It gave me the feeling that everything may turn out to be alright in the end. In the second, I dreamed that a friend who had passed away from cancer was trying to reassure me.
A few weeks after the operation to remove my kidney, I was told the tumour was in fact benign. I was so relieved it was not kidney cancer.
Thanks to the Mary How Trust, I can now concentrate on my new holiday business that I am running with my partner.”