Trisha treats chemo like gym session

Television personality Trisha Goddard has told how she is treating her course of chemotherapy like a gruelling session at the gym.The Channel Five presenter, who lives in Norwich, announced in April that she had breast cancer.

Television personality Trisha Goddard has told how she is treating her course of chemotherapy like a gruelling session at the gym.

The Channel Five presenter, who lives in Norwich, announced in April that she had breast cancer.

Now half-way through her chemotherapy treatment, Ms Goddard, 50, has revealed she is approaching it in the same way she would a session at the gym with her personal trainer.

She wrote in a column: “My mindset is the same as when I'm in the gym and Jason the personal trainer tells me to do 20 repetitions of some particularly challenging exercise involving heavy weights. 'Righto!' I think. Then half way through my mind starts with the 'I can't! I can't!' stuff. That's when I get cross with myself and say, 'shut up! stop whinging and just do another few!'.”


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The mother of two added: “As my illness has taught me well, one of the most useful things we can teach ourselves and our children is that (to quote my late mother) there's no such word as 'can't' because dogged, planned determination will always surprise you by showing you how much you can.”

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