Womens Show 9 – Bron Webster diagnosed 23 years ago with MS & later with Cancer talks about her life

Womens Show 9 – Bron Webster diagnosed 23 years ago with MS & later with Cancer talks about her life

Bron opens up and talks about her life struggles living with MS, recovering from cancer, suffering from postnatal stress, dealing with depression, isolation and anxiety. Before her diagnose of MS, she had a corporate career in Financial Management Services. She was able to maintain her career until she fell pregnant with her daughter. At this point, she realised that family was more important and decided a career break was best. After a five year break, she returned to work after retraining, working self-employed helping new mums. After a routine removal of a lump, she discovered that the lump was cancerous.

Bron talks frankly about her health journey, and how it has changed her. She once viewed people who took antidepressants negatively; she talks about the mental health stigma, and how this stigma was an obstacle when she realised she needed to seek help for herself. Old Bron does not exist anymore, and she has had to get used to living with new Bron. Once Bron overcame the stigma of mental health, she spoke to her GP and started CBT to help her deal with the fear of not knowing the future and also wondering if her cancer would reappear. Staying at home and not working was not enough, she now works self- employed, and her business works around her needs and her family. Her self-employment gives her the feeling of empowerment, and she is now working towards financial independence while living with MS.