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.

Need inspiration? A Life Quote to inspire you on those tough days

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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

How I deal with time pressures in my life

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  Why am I constantly battling against the clock...running out of time every single day? (That's a rhetorical question really), I go to bed every night, setting my alarm, hopeful that the next day will be the one when I finally get it all done.  I must an optimist because I do this pretty much… Continue reading How I deal with time pressures in my life

How helping others can help you live with Leukaemia

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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

What being diagnosed with Leukaemia feels like – three years on

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When I was in that hospital room with what I thought was some sort of infection and the consultant came in with tears in her eyes to tell me I actually had a very aggressive form of Leukaemia and that they would need to treat it aggressively, starting that very same day. 

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