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
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
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
I've put this together from the patient's and family's perspective because we have been through it and because when it happened to us this type of post would have been extremely helpful. What happens when you are diagnosed with acute Myeloid Leukaemia or indeed any acute leukaemia? What does it mean? What happens next?
This life quote is by far one of my favourites since I've been in remission from acute Leukaemia because it really sums up the journey I've been on. During the brutal treatment which meant 6 months as a hospital in patient my life certainly felt bleak and grey with little hope of any reprieve. Yet… Continue reading Need inspiration? A Life Quote to inspire you on those tough days
I came across this quote recently by French poet Marcel Proust, I've always been a lover of quotes, through good and bad times I have often found that they speak the very words I have in my own mind. Words have always been a part of me, ever since I was a young child when… Continue reading Be grateful to those who lift you up