“I was 26 when I found the lump in my breast in the shower. I didn’t think much of it but I told my mum, who insisted I see the doctor. So on a rainy Friday I drove my big old beautiful Valiant to my GP’s, slightly hungover after a big night. I was working in fashion PR and had a busy professional and social life, partying most nights. My idea of looking after my health was going for the falafel option at the kebab shop.
“It was a warm Friday in October nearly a decade ago and I was on holiday in Noosa when I got the phone call that made the world stop and go over all black. My husband Mark had been in a high-speed motor-racing crash at Bathurst and he was in the back of an ambulance. They said I needed to get down there as soon as I could.
“I wrote a blog introducing my baby to the world on February 8, 2014, when I was 20 weeks pregnant. In that blog I shared that I was pregnant with a girl and that we were going to name her Coco Darling. I hadn’t imagined I’d share my baby’s name before the birth… but nothing about my pregnancy was what I had imagined.