“Find a good support system. Having people around you who know what you are going through cannot be underestimated. I found mine on Instagram and it made a real difference for me.
“If you are well enough, try to keep active. Even if it’s a 10-minute walk, try to keep moving.
“I fell into the trap of not being as active as I used to be and it’s taken a lot for me to regain my strength.”
With her treatment behind her, the 40-year-old is now looking forward to life post-cancer.
Vivienne, who took time away from her studies during her cancer treatment, is working towards becoming a registered nurse.
“I will finish my studies at the end of this year and I will be a better nurse thanks to my own experience with cancer,” says Vivienne.
“It has also made me appreciate my children that little bit more. I’ve always loved and cared for them, but I appreciate them a little more now and I don’t sweat the small stuff.”