So much more to me than being a woman with cancer: Nadia Jamil
TV actress Nadil Jamil who was recently diagnosed with breast cancer shared a new post with fans and told them how she has been dealing with the massive change.
Taking to Instagram, the actress penned a lengthy note and said, “There is so much more to me than being a woman with #cancer. I'm an actor, teacher, mother, child protection worker, and a student. But after ones #cancerdiagnos is life shifts suddenly into pre cancer and post cancer eras. I cannot stress enough how important it is to diagnose the cancer as early as possible. This is only possible if we have #bodyawareness.
She further adds, “My lump was a grade three tumour growing fast and it was very near my lymph nodes. During my surgery the amazing doctors took my sentinel lymph nodes out for a biopsy. I find out the result on the 20th (pray for me!). If the cancer has spread into them ... I will start chemo ... I will go through radiation and hormone therapy regardless.”
“My lump didn't come up on any mammogram. It came up on the ultrasound, because of the weird place it's in. So ladies, sisters, when you do your own #breastexamination please don't forget the area under your arm and your armpits. Learn how to do a #selfexamination. Please! It's the only reason my #breastcancer was caught stage one,” the note read.
“As for me... I have my good days, full of sunshine and love, and when I feel a bad day coming on I drag myself back to the present moment and remember Allah is Samad. Every cell of mine is full of the divinity I pray to. I read, listen to my favourite Surah, hear a new audio book. Bill Brysons The Body rocks! Or stare at the clouds and trees. Watching nature documentaries and videos also mesmerises me,” she said.
“There are days I cry. And there are times I'm scared. There are days I don't want to have to deal with a disease that might take my life or keep me in hospitals. On those days I remind myself the ONLY truth we are born with is Death. I then proceed to immediately treat myself to my new cacao niblet almond date balls and a chick flick,” the actress explained.
Nadia concluded the note saying: “Thanking you from all my heart for all the love and laughs you share with me. Here to birdsongs and flowers, trees and rain, walks in monsoon & munchies with movies. Here's to our friendship and making memories.”