Erin Duncan

Stronger Than We Think


My dear friends. There is something important that I want to share with you.

Three weeks ago I went for a routine breast examination. I had no concerns about it. In fact I only went because my parents were pestering me to go for a regular checkup now that I’m in my 40s.
I went to stop them from nagging me.

As it turns out, the mammogram picked up something and after the biopsy and many tests it has been confirmed that I do indeed have breast cancer. I will need a mastectomy and treatment to follow.

I won’t lie. It is like being hit in the face with a freight train. It is simply the hardest most confronting thing that I have ever faced.

But I consider myself lucky.

We have found the cancer and it seems that it hasn’t spread throughout my body.
We will remove it and there is every hope that I will be well and live to see my children grow up.
For that I am grateful beyond words.

Lovelies, I’m really not sure how the next few months are going to look.
Right now I am taking time to hold my family very close.
To be as kind and gentle with myself as I can.
To prepare for a journey that I had no idea I was going to be taking.
I am devastated. I am scared. I am hopeful. I am a fighter.

I have beautiful people around me who are holding me with their positivity and belief. Every kind word means more than I can say.
If I’m a little slow at replying to your messages or you haven’t heard from me, please know that I love and appreciate you so much.

It’s true.. We are braver than we know and stronger than we think.

Go and get your BOOBS CHECKED. It could save your life.


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Erin Duncan

An Australian Artist and Illustrator currently living in Tasmania.
Everything I make is a way for me to share a little magic, wonder and possibility with the world.

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