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?
When I was very suddenly diagnosed with blood cancer my life went into a spin, with a whirlwind of emotions, thoughts, questions and fears so I can safely say that it was hugely life changing and I didn’t know where to turn. My life has remained changed three years on but in many positive ways… Continue reading How helping others can help you live with Leukaemia
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
This story is not just about a group of women who sold lots of nude calendars. What really comes across in the musical is a community coming together and women overcoming various personal challenges with the aim to help others in their darkest hour. I feel nothing but admiration not only for the original ladies but also the actresses who were naked on stage.