Rosie Connolly on the importance of checking your breasts after finding a lump

Rosie Connolly has revealed that this week has been one of the worst of her life, as she discovered a lump on her breast last Monday.

The influencer has come on her Instagram stories today to explain what has been going on after taking the weekend off social media. Although Rosie shared that she doesn’t want to share all her personal life with her followers, she felt this was too important not to.

“Last week I found a lump on my breast. Even talking about it now I just get so emotional. because this past week I’ve just been a wreck.”

The Mam of two went on to say that although she wishes she had been checking her breasts regularly and that’s how she found it, it was instead by accident.

“I found it in my sleep, I don’t even know how. It was very obvious that it was a lump.”

She went on to tell her followers that she “didn’t sleep the night I found it” and called her GP first thing the following morning.

Rosie spoke about her family health history, revealing that her Nana had breast cancer and so did her Mam; “so obviously thats the first thing I’m gonna think about.”

The Dublin native said sometimes when we check our boobs we’re not sure what’s muscle or tissue, but that she had no doubts this was not normal;  “I knew it was a lump, I didn’t question myself for a second it was so unusual and I knew it shouldn’t be there.”

Rosie went on to say that she’s “never been fearful of my health ever” and that “never in a million years did I think I would find a lump.”

She decided to come on stories today as her consultant assured her that he was quite positive about the outcome and that she will be ok. However, Rosie does have to go for a scan and a possible biopsy, so she’s not 100% sure at the moment.

Rosie shared that she was surprised at how she reacted, as she said she had always considered herself very mentally strong but that she didn’t cope well; “I couldn’t think of anything else or function on a day to day level.”

“It’s one of the worst weeks I’ve had in a very very long time. I felt like I breathed in last Monday and held my breath for a week.”

We think she is so brave to speak openly about something so personal and to use her platform to encourage other young women to regularly check their breasts.

For more information how to do so click here. 

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