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The many signs of breast cancer by Belinda Cullen-Reid
A casual comment from her husband as she hopped out of the shower may have saved the life of 47-year-old Selwyn resident Val Evans.
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“My husband noticed a bruise on my breast. I had a look and saw a faint discolouration and tiny puckering,” Val said. October’s breast cancer awareness campaign has highlighted the need to be aware of changes in nipples, skin, breast shape and size or unusual breast pain. “I never thought to look for a bruise,” she said. “The earlier you get it the better. Look for anything different. Any changes at all. A pucker, a dent, a dimple.” Val had been vigilant at checking for lumps and had undergone a mammogram the year before. “I felt under the bruised area and could feel that there was a decent size lump. I knew the lump had grown very quickly and in the last four months.” Knowing things were not right she booked in to see her doctor the next morning. “I could tell by the doctor’s expression that things were serious. I was sent in to have a mammogram that day. He didn’t tell me, but I knew it was cancer.” Val was given a mammogram, an ultrasound and then the following day a biopsy was taken. Four days later she was told the results of the biopsy — Grade 3 hormone positive cancer. “Hormone cancers feed from the hormones. That’s why it grew so quickly.” An MRI revealed the presence of a second lump deep in the chest wall. “My first reaction was that the breast had to go, and the other one as well.
Val Evans, seated, celebrates her early diagnosis and successful breast cancer surgery with friend and supporter Diana Kermode
I wanted them both off but the doctor said the other one was fine and it would affect healing time.” Everything was happening very quickly. Two days after the MRI Val had her surgery. “It was like I was on a train going 100 miles an hour. I didn’t know if it was ever going to stop.” Surgery involved removing the breast and scrapping all tissue off back to the
chest wall. Twenty lymph nodes were also removed to find out if the cancer had spread. Tests revealed that none of the lymph nodes were infected. This meant that Val has not needed follow-up treatment such as chemotherapy. Val is currently having three monthly check-ups. “I’ve learnt to live for today and to find something good about every day.”
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Selwyn Central ward representative Sarah Walters has been re-selected as deputy mayor of the Selwyn district.
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Under new legislation Mayor-elect Kelvin Coe had the right to select his deputy but Mr Coe gave up that right to enable councillors to choose his deputy. Mayor Coe said for the deputy mayor to operate effectively they needed the support of all councillors so he decided to leave it to councillors to vote on the matter, although after discussing it with councillors he nominated Sarah Walters for the position. The selection was finalised during a two-day retreat held prior to last week’s first council meeting in which the mayor, all councillors and members of the Malvern and Selwyn Central community boards were sworn in. Mrs Walters said she was happy councillors and the mayor had shown confidence in her. “I have learnt a lot over the last three years and I can build on that experience
using the skills I have developed which will make me more effective in the next three years. “We had some robust discussion during the retreat about our roles around the council table and there have been some changes in the interest of making us a more effective council.” Mrs Walters said while there were a lot of familiar faces around the council table she doesn’t expect it to be more of the same. “It is good from a continuity perspective that most councillors have been returned to council as it means we can hit the ground running and we do not have to spend a lot of time bringing people up to speed.” There was only one new face at the council table when it sat for its inaugural meeting and that was Tai Tapu farmer Grant Miller who replaced the now retired Lindsay Philps.
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Young people are studying hard for NCEA exams, families are deciding to which summer activities and sports they will commit, lawns are growing and the garden is requiring more attention, tailing and calving requires extra hands, while dreams and decisions for 2014 begin to take shape. On top of these annual Spring events we have had to cope with the mess and power outages of the wind storms which have come on the back of a dry Summer and Winter floods. As ironic as it may seem I think this all highlights what a great place Selwyn is to live. We have high quality local schools offering a range of study options. We
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Yes I do. I am concerned about the misconceptions urban people have about farmers and those who choose to live remotely. I try, through my books, to bridge the gap. Ben and Mark, Boys of the High Country continues to sell well and was one of the 100 books chosen to represent New Zealand at last year’s Frankfurt Book Fair. I took aspects of country life that are very different from the life of a young person living in a city.
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round five of the 2013–14 Hyundai A-League season. New Zealand 2000 Guineas Day The Sothys New Zealand 2000 Guineas Day at Riccarton Park marks the official start of the New Zealand Cup and Show Week racing action, and a week of celebrations for the 150th running of the New Zealand Cup. Sunday, November 10 Urban Assault Get dressed up for the wackiest race ever, when the central city turns into one big, fun, five kilometre assault course. Grab your mates and family to go C a n t e r b u ry running, jumping, climbing, crawling, lifting, scrambling and sliding your way through Christchurch’s inner city like you’ve never done before. Quakesafe chimney specialists 20 year warranty Monday, November 11 Fashion for a Cure 20 year warranty Christchurch’s first Fashion for a Cure We specialise in designing and building truly authentic looking to raise funds to help find a cure ATS NEWS AUGUST event, 2013—hANhAm 1/2PG ADVERT replica chimney solutions, architectural details and a range of for breast cancer. The new cardboard other earthquake proof building solutions Cathedral will be transformed into a stylish fashion runway for an evening Come and See us at the Canterbury Show of glamour, when the Breast Cancer Research Trust brings New Zealand’s
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Cup & Show Week top fashion designers to the city. Tickets include a live auction, champagne and canapes, and are available at nzcupandshow.co.nz. Tuesday, November 12 Cup Day: New Zealand Trotting Cup Everyone who is anyone will be at Addington Raceway for one of the most highly anticipated social events in Canterbury’s calendar. The Christchurch Casino New Zealand Trotting Cup is the country’s most prestigious two-mile harness race. It is the race that stops a nation and inspires sweepstakes up and down the country. Wednesday, November 13 Riccarton Park Ladies’ Day Riccarton Park hosts Ladies’ Day and the Coupland’s Bakeries Mile at Riccarton Park. This event is a celebration of the two things that make New Zealand Cup and Show Week such a popular event — great action on the track and spectacular fashion in the field. 7 Days Christchurch Special Join the 7 Days team for a night of hilarious comedy and be part of a very special episode filmed live in front of a studio audience at St Margaret’s College in Merivale. Tickets at www. nacupandshow.co.nz.
November 13–15 Canterbury A&P Show Don’t miss New Zealand’s biggest and best Agricultural and Pastoral Show and its back to celebrate all things rural. Now in its 151st year, the 2013 Canterbury A&P Show features an amazing line up of show stopping entertainment including live music, a culinary heaven including some of the nation’s finest food and wine, close to 6,000 competition entries, plus an amazing 3,000 animals. Friday, November 15 Canterbury Anniversary Day More harness racing at Addington Raceway on Canterbury’s Anniversary Day. Bring the kids, a picnic and you can sit back, relax and enjoy a wonderful day’s racing, along with children’s entertainment and iconic New Zealand band The Warratahs playing all their best tracks. Saturday, November 16 New Zealand Cup All roads will again lead to Riccarton Park on Saturday, November 16 when the 3,200m Christchurch Casino New Zealand Cup is run for the 150th time.
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fax 03 318 1235 po box 26 email firstname.lastname@example.org kirwee we’ll be there when you need us. guaranteed
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HOUSE TO RENT, 7 Coleman Place, 3 bedroom, comfy and warm $400 pw. Contact Derrick, 03 318 1947.
YOGA CLASS – Monday 7pm at Sheffield Hall & Wednesday 12 noon at Darfield Rec. Centre. Open class to suit all levels. Everyone welcome. Call Geraldine, 03 318 3012.
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Public Notices Big jobs, small jobs, odd jobs. From outside the home to inside the home. If you simply just need a job done, give me a call.
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Contact Mike Richards 03 318 8380 or 021 179 0584
We are expanding and we need more sales people Are you a sales professional with a proven track record? – Do you find it easy to create a real connection with people? Are you passionate about growing local businesses with the help of a true community based media company?
CHURCH NOTICES - Sunday 3 November Malvern Anglican Parish — St Peter’s, Springfield 8.00am. Trinity Church, Darfield 8.00am. St Ambrose, Sheffield 9.30am. St George’s, Kirwee 7.00pm. http://malvernanglicanparish.blogspot.com 03 317 9079. St Paul’s Anglican — West Melton 7.30pm at St Columbas, Hornby installation of Rev Gerard Jacobs. Bible Study Mondays 7.30pm, Tuesdays 7pm, - Prayer support. Penny 347 8139, Colin & Gail 347 8443. Church @ Rolleston — 40 Brookside Road. Union Service & Sunday School 9:30am Rev P Harris, Catholic Mass 5:00pm. Contact Secretary Lynette 347 4599 email@example.com. Parish of Hororata Anglican — Rev Jenni Carter 318 0858. 9.30am St John’s, Hororata. 11.00am St Andrew’s, Glentunnel. www.horortaparish.co.nz. Darfield Catholic Church — Sunday Masses 8.30am For Weekly Masses, and the Liturgy Timetable refer to the church newsletter. Parish Priest: Fr Paulo Filoiai’i 03 342 9763. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Hornby Presbytery. Kirwee Community Church — 10am Kirwee Sports Pavilion, High Street, Kirwee, Morning Tea to follow, Pastor: Brian Booth 03 318 1309. Hope Presbyterian West Melton — 9.30am West Melton. 11.00am Halkett. Pastor available Tuesday 9.30–12.30 Pastor: Daniel Fone, 03 347 7509, Youth Leader: Sage Harris 03 980 2296 Ext 217. Hope Presbyterian Rolleston — Service 10am, Rolleston School hall, Kidman St. Pastor: Brent Richardson 03 347 4007, Youth leader: Courtney Forrest, 03 347 4007, www.hopechurch.net.nz. Darfield Baptist Church — Services and Sunday School, Darfield 15 Greendale Road, 10.30am every Sunday, Glenroy Hall 9am 2nd & 4th Sundays. Pastor: Paul Cossey, 03 318 8688, Youth Pastor: Sam Broughton 027 223 8345.
If so, NorthSouth Multi Media’s leading farming and community publications would certainly benefit from your expertise, your commitment and your involvement.
Malvern Co-Operating Parish — 9.30am Trinity, Darfield. 11.00am Sheffield.
We are currently seeking a full-time sales and customer liaison professional to help build our business across New Zealand.
Mountain View Community Church — 17 North Terrace, Darfield Sunday Service 6.30pm, Prayer 6.00pm, Pastors: Wayne and Nicky Watson 03 318 7979 or 027 281 8340.
This role is based in our offices in West Melton. You’ll need to be reliable, computer-literate and able to help our customers make the most out of their marketing – but most of all you’ll have a can-do attitude and a willingness to pitch in. Full training and the support of a nationwide media company will be provided to the successful applicant.
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Glentunnel Chapel — Sunday 10.30am Worship & Communion, 03 318 8948 or 021 274 2548. www.glentunnel.org.nz.
Verse for the Week: Wherefore He saith, God resisteth the proud but giveth grace unto the humble Prov 3:34, 1 Peter 5:5, James 4:6
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