Brave cancer patient hosts coffee morning

Lynne Merry has cancer and is hosting a coffee morning for Macmillan. Hilda Templeton, Jennifer McLellan, Lynne Murray, Linda Mclellan, Jacqueline Scott and Maria Lang'Photo Emma Mitchell'27/9/13
Lynne Merry has cancer and is hosting a coffee morning for Macmillan. Hilda Templeton, Jennifer McLellan, Lynne Murray, Linda Mclellan, Jacqueline Scott and Maria Lang'Photo Emma Mitchell'27/9/13

A woman being treated for cancer held her Macmillan coffee morning in the afternoon so that she could have radiotherapy in the morning.

Brave Lynne Murray(36)from Milngavie, who’s had chemotherapy and is now receiving radiotherapy, was determined to organise the event despite her illness.

She was diagnosed with breast cancer in March this year. Luckily she found it early and a lumpectomy in April removed all the cancer which hadn’t spread.

Lynne discovered the lump one day while she was moisturising but she wasn’t concerned initially as her GP reassured her that it was probably just a harmless cyst.

The alarm bells only started to ring after she’d had a mammogram and ultrasound and she was told that they’d need to take a biopsy.

She had to wait a week and a half to get the result of her biopsy and she’d already prepared herself for the worst news so her husband Gordon (51) accompanied her to the hospital for her results.

Brave Lynne said: “When they told me it was cancer I felt numb, it didn’t sink in. We even went for lunch afterwards!

“The doctors had explained that it was a fast growing aggressive tumour so thankfully I had caught it just in time.

“They told me that they hoped to remove all the cancerous growth and then I’d get chemotherapy and radiotherapy as a precaution to ensure that no fragments of cancer were left.

“My mentality was that I was just going to get on with things and there’s no point in wallowing.”

They had a bra shaped cake and her sister Jacqueline Scott (24) had about 14 inches of her hair cut off at the event to donate to the Little Princess Trust which makes wigs for children with cancer. To donate go to www.justgiving/Jacqueline-Scott 2

Lynne would like to thank Arlene Devaney, freelance hairdresser, for doingthe cut also George Templeton from langbank, Milngavie, for donating all the milk and everyone who contributed home baking and other donations.

Lynne added: “Macmillan is such a great cause, the nurses are always so upbeat and ready to answer any of your questions and to help and support you in any way. I wanted to give something back.”

Lynne’s event raised.... If you would like to donate