(written during #bloodcancerawarenessmonth 2020) Why is raising awareness of blood cancer symptoms so important that we need a whole month to talk about it? For one very good reason... My lack of awareness nearly cost me my life... my blood cancer needed immediate treatment, it was critical for my survival. That's why raising awareness is… Continue reading Why is blood cancer awareness so important?
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
In the past the concept of mindset was not something I had given much thought to and it was not something I particularly believed in either. However, over the past couple of years my beliefs have changed considerably and it wasn't until recently that I started to understand that this process is known by some… Continue reading How cancer can change your mindset in a positive way
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
Recently, as I am part of the Macmillan online community due to having Leukaemia, the debate about statistics came up. It prompted me to consider statistical significance and the various statistics definitions out there to explore how I feel about them after they have became more than just numbers to me now. They are an… Continue reading Statistics ~ How relevant are they?