About Me

My name is Lyndsey Clark.

I’m 28 years old, Mum to 6 year old Nyah and Wife to Ben.

I’m currently living and dying with terminal, Stage IV Metastatic Breast Cancer. This is our story as we muddle through life and love.

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12 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Wow Lady! What can anyone say…. So honest, personal, confronting and heartwarming. You certainly have a talent for writing! As for the topic…. You are one inspirational woman. I’m so proud you call me your friend and honoured I can call you mine. Keep writing babe! Love you to the end of the rainbow Lynds 🌈💜😘

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  2. wow, read the article in News.com – wish I had it to carry around when I was first diagnosed to give out to people as they struggled to say something that they probably shouldnt have- thank you thank you thank you.

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  3. I read your article in News.com today. I usually just skim read things but I really read everything you had to say and re-read some parts to ensure I had digested it. Thank you for taking the time to write it. Your story has touched my heart and, perhaps more importantly, your message is one I will remember and act on.

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  4. I have to admit I skimmed through a lot of your post…. Mostly because it was too hard to read. At 44 years old I was diagnosed with BC, 3 days later I received a text message from my best friend from high school who I hadn’t heard from in many years. Same diagnosis- different journey. Despite being separated by thousands of km’s – we vented together, hated cancer together, celebrated victories and swore about shitty oncology reports. Not much more than a year later she died. It wasn’t expected, and without really knowing, I think she knew what she was fighting but she didn’t want to talk about it and chose instead to fight it. I miss her, and have mixed emotions about being the one who got the good cancer and survived. What you are going through stinks, its bullshit. And bravo to you for facing your fear it head on. No one can know what you are going through, but we can try to understand and we can offer our love and good wishes. Take care on this special journey. xo Kate

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  5. I wish I read this list when my wife was diagnosed. You have a special gift Lyndsey. Your cancer cannot take away your brilliant words which will live on forever.

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  6. I wish I had read your blog when I was diagnosis with ovarian cancer maybe I had handled the question better. My not favourite was o your cured now don’t we all wish. Thank you for putting into words what many of us feel.

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  7. Just to let you know it’s not just women who can relate to you. I read about your story on news.com.au and thought “Wow, someone understands what I’m going through”. I have bladder cancer and was recently told I have 6-24 months. I’m getting married next month. I have shared your story on my Facebook page.

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  8. Dear Lyndsey,
    I read your article in the Advocate when it came across my Facebook feed. Facebook is good for some things beyond finding out which of your friends is racist, but that’s beside the point. Everything you wrote is spot-on. I’ve had every single one of your experiences, including the breathless phone call in the middle of the night from an acquaintance warning me off deodorant.

    Like you, I have Stage 4 breast cancer and am terminal. I was diagnosed when my son was 2, and had my first recurrence when he was 5. He’s now 23.

    Despite that I’ve lived a long time in treatment, some things don’t change. The fear never goes away. I still live with one foot in the grave and the other on a banana peel. I don’t know where you are in treatment, but I want to wish you well.

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  9. Lyndsey, I also stumbled across this on Facebook and went through a box of tissues reading your blog. Thank you for your honesty and openness. As a mother of 2, trying to think about how hard this must be for you just brings me to tears and I am in awe of your strength.
    I am the Co Chair of our local Relay For Life (In WA) so we are fighting back against this terrible disease. I seen the photos of your family doing the survivors/carers lap in your blog and I hope you family will continue to find support in your local Relay event for many years to come.
    Just know that we will do everything we can to ensure that a cure is found before any more of your loved ones can be affected by this disease.
    My hope for you Lyndsey, is that when your angel wings are fully grown and your ready to fly, that you find peace.

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  10. Hi Lyndsey
    Have just read your comments on what no say to some with terminal cancer. Thank you. It is quite extraordinary how insensitive some people are. I am think here about people who should know better rather than well meaning but clueless. My daughter was diagnosed last year at age 28 with advanced bowel cancer … She was asked by a nurse during one procedure – “did you just ignore the symptoms?”(there were none of course). It is of course the most difficult of journeys and no two people are the same. I try to live with hope and try not let the cancer win by which I mean dominating every waking hour – thinking about it only makes me feel miserable and it doesn’t change anything. This doesn’t ignore the awful truth but it makes the time we have better.

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  11. I heard your story on RN. Stay strong and know that death will not be scary. Your sacred soul will never die as your body surely does. My mother passed from cancer last year and I felt her presence move through me after she died. I knew then that she was ok, not just ok, she was glorious and free.

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