My Hair – Growing back to being me again

After over two and a half years, as far as my hair is concerned, I am finally starting to look like 'Anna' again.  It's been so long and I never thought I'd feel like this again but here I am. Before I start I just want to point out that this is my personal story,… Continue reading My Hair – Growing back to being me again

Words & Life Quotes to Inspire … #amwriting

I have always loved reading quotes and often go to them when I am feeling a little low and in need of inspiration.  Here are some written by me...I find it extremely therapeutic and my go to stress buster.Mine are written from my life experiences and being a Leukaemia survivor, Mum, wife, friend and obsessive… Continue reading Words & Life Quotes to Inspire … #amwriting

A Fusion of a Fighter and Survivor

Am I survivor or a fighter... or am I both? So this is something I have given a lot of thought to and since writing this post I've realised that, after everything I've been through, I am a 'Fusion of a Fighter and Survivor'. In the cancer community some class themselves as survivors and some… Continue reading A Fusion of a Fighter and Survivor

What not to say to someone with cancer; Why you shouldn’t use the ‘Hit by a Bus’ analogy

what not to say to someone with cancer

As more and more time goes by I seem to come across more and more evidence that those who've had a cancer diagnosis and those who haven't live in two very different worlds.  I spend a lot of my time having to explain myself, justify my behaviours and the way I live my life now… Continue reading What not to say to someone with cancer; Why you shouldn’t use the ‘Hit by a Bus’ analogy

What does a Macmillan Nurse do for Leukaemia patients? The Clinical Nurse Specialist

What does a Macmillan Nurse do for Leukaemia patients? The Clinical Nurse Specialist

The Macmillan Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) is an extremely valuable member of a Leukaemia patients medical team.  They work closely with a patients consultant and are present throughout the whole process even during post treatment clinics for several years.  These nurses are highly qualified in Haematological cancers and have many years experience at a high… Continue reading What does a Macmillan Nurse do for Leukaemia patients? The Clinical Nurse Specialist