Rosie Connolly Shares The Importance Of Breast Checking After Finding A Lump

"I didn’t question myself for a second it was so unusual and I knew it shouldn’t be there.”

 

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As most of us are aware, October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, where many share the importance of knowing and checking your breasts regularly. Rosie Connolly has taken to Instagram to reiterate the importance of this, sharing that although she doesn’t check her breasts regularly, she has recently found a lump.

Explaining that she took a week off social media, and that she doesn’t want to share her personal life with followers, she felt this was too important not to share.

“Last week I found a lump on my breast. Even talking about it now I just get so emotional. because this past week I’ve just been a wreck.

“I found it in my sleep, I don’t even know how. It was very obvious that it was a lump.”

She went on to tell her followers that she “didn’t sleep the night I found it” and called her GP first thing the following morning. Rosie then spoke about her family health history, revealing that her granny had breast cancer and so did her mam, “so obviously that’s the first thing I’m gonna think about.”

 

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She then continued, saying that sometimes when we check our boobs we’re not sure what’s muscle or tissue, but that she had no doubts this was not normal.  “I knew it was a lump, I didn’t question myself for a second it was so unusual and I knew it shouldn’t be there.”

Rosie went on to say that she’s “never been fearful of my health ever” and that “never in a million years did I think I would find a lump.

“It’s one of the worst weeks I’ve had in a very very long time. I felt like I breathed in last Monday and held my breath for a week.”

Rosie decided to come on stories to share her experience as her consultant assured her that he was quite positive about the outcome. However, Rosie does have to go for a scan and a possible biopsy, so she’s not 100% sure at the moment.

For more information on how to check your breasts, click here. 

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