Sharing my Leukaemia experience; Haematology Nurses & Healthcare Professionals Conference

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Recently I was the keynote speaker at the 2020 Haematology Nurses & Healthcare Professionals Educational Conference in Zurich.   Here is a snapshot of what I spoke about. I am always happy to share my experience at these conferences because not a day goes by when I am not grateful to the excellent team who looked… Continue reading Sharing my Leukaemia experience; Haematology Nurses & Healthcare Professionals Conference

Inspirational T-shirts for Survivors

I've always loved slogan t-shirts and I have many in my wardrobe.  Since my diagnosis I've become even more obsessed with them as they hold more meaning, here are some of my favourites with the link to where you can get yours too! Here's the link to buy your's thesloganstyle  

What being able to travel means after a cancer diagnosis

For those of you who are new to my blog here is a little background; I was diagnosed with Leukaemia in 2015 which is currently in remission and I spent 6 months in hospital undergoing high dose, intense chemotherapy.  So as you can imagine surviving is something I am grateful for every single day. I… Continue reading What being able to travel means after a cancer diagnosis

How does Acute Myeloid Leukaemia affect you? On World AML Awareness Day this is how it feels

Not only is the 21st of April World AML Awareness Day but it’s also the day that I was given my life changing diagnosis.  Four years have now passed since that day, the day the life I'd been living ended and another began.  I've lived three lives, the first before diagnosis, the second during my… Continue reading How does Acute Myeloid Leukaemia affect you? On World AML Awareness Day this is how it feels

Why run for charity? – Four people share their reasons

If you are struggling to decide whether or not to take on the challenge of a long distance running event keep reading because in this post four people share their thoughts on why supporting a charity is the best way to do it.

Blood Cancer Research at Bloodwise – How existing drugs could potentially be used to fight blood cancer

At the Bloodwise Impact Day in September 2018 Dr Farhat Khanim was one of the research scientists who had agreed to share their current work with the attendees.   She is a Bloodwise funded scientist who is wonderfully passionate about her work and fully believes in the research they are doing. I decided to write this… Continue reading Blood Cancer Research at Bloodwise – How existing drugs could potentially be used to fight blood cancer

How it feels when your adult child is fighting Acute Leukaemia

when your adult child is diagnosed with leukaemia blood cancer

How does a mother react when she gets the news that her daughter has been diagnosed with Leukaemia?

What Remembrance Day means and the war poems that illustrate why we should never forget

Even when the war was over their elation must have been tinged with sadness at the loss of many friends who'd become their world in those wretched, never ending days.  The relief of knowing you'd be going home, finally leaving behind those distressing scenes, to the arms of your loved ones only to find it all blemished by survivor guilt and flashbacks.

How do I support a friend with Cancer? Once treatment ends…

Has your friend been diagnosed with cancer?  Are you finding it hard to know how to support them and want to know more about how they are feeling? The effects of a cancer diagnosis do not end once treatment ends... this is a big misconception that survivors want you to know.   The fall out goes… Continue reading How do I support a friend with Cancer? Once treatment ends…