The sun cleared, and I felt that the people had won I first found the lump on the 15 of June in 2013. It was just after 3 on a chilly Saturday afternoon. I was sitting on my leather sofa, cuddled under my favourite blankie watching Game of Thrones. It was the Red Wedding scene (from many seasons ago now), in which my favourite character Catelyn Stark has her throat slit.I was so shocked that my hand flew to my mouth, my arm brushing against my right breast as it moved. It hit something hard. Hard and round. The lump immediately felt out of place; enough for me to pause the programme and explore this strange round knob.Sunday, in 2013, was the 16 of June – the day marked to honour the Soweto uprising, the day Hector Pieterson died fighting for the right to be educated in a language he could understand.Because the day of remembrance fell on a Sunday, the Monday became the public holiday and so I was only able to call my doctor on Tuesday.Bear with me. These dates are important becaus...

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