My name is Kerri, I am a mother of one. I like people, I like to do things for people, I like to make people feel good when they're around me or make them happy.
I love my art, anything creative or artistic, that's me.
I went to the beach one day and I was by myself, it was a nice cool breeze. I was lying on my stomach and I got carried away with this book, so I didn't realise how sunburned I was getting. I was there for too long.
For two nights in a row, I was lying on my side and I kept feeling like there was something bunching up in the sheets in the bed and I kept trying to flatten it out. This is so uncomfortable. Two nights in I realised that there was no lump in the bed, it was in my breast. And it was big. And that's a bit of a shock, the rug just gets pulled out from underneath you.
You know you're sitting on the beach having a lovely day and then bang, you have breast cancer.
I never really thought that I would go through with plastic surgery but, because this wasn’t a cosmetic thing it was not feeling odd anymore.
With cancer you see you see so many doctors you come home and you think. “I didn't really understand what they were saying”, “well they said this and, I'm not sure I have to ask them.” I don't ever remember being confused about anything with this team which is just great. Always approachable, I never felt worried that I'm maybe with the wrong people. You go to a plastic surgeon just to feel normal.
Plastic surgery is more about fitting in not standing out that's why I went there I just wanted to look like everybody else and it's been good, it's been nice to kind of feel more like a woman again.
There were times I was going through it thinking; look why am I doing this, this is ridiculous but I'm glad I did. When it's done and you can put on a top, you think that's why I did it so you’ve just got to hang in there.
Just be prepared it's not fun but it's worth it. No pain, no gain.