I've been trying to live my life after being diagnosed (and put into remission) with lymphoma. The more I look back, the further away it feels... but a simple reminder can take me back to that dark place instantly. I haven't been avoiding the cancer circus, but trying to live a life where I don't … Continue reading The Cancer Reminders
The first thought that ran through my mind when the doctor mentioned that I needed a PICC line was: what on earth is a picc line? I didn't bother asking at this point as I knew it was happening just before I get discharged from the ward and that was in a few days. It … Continue reading My Guide to a PICC Line
I've been contemplating writing this blog ever since I was diagnosed. It's a subject that actually means a lot to me, and it's been playing on my mind for quite some time. Any life threatening situation can have a massive impact on your mental health and it's so important that we talk about that and … Continue reading Survivors Guilt
No person should ever have to experience cancer and all of the downs it brings. But with any life experience; there's always something valuable you can learn from it. I definitely wouldn't recommend cancer to anyone... it would get 0 stars on yelp from me, alongside a very negative review - it would probably look … Continue reading Life Lessons Cancer Gave
It's common to experience loneliness when you're going through cancer, it's an extremely difficult time. Whether you're being diagnosed, going through treatment or you've finished cancer treatment altogether... cancer can make you feel really isolated. There isn't a total quick fix for this, but there are a few things you can do to help yourself. … Continue reading Cancer and Loneliness: Meet Eva!
I hadn't even realised chemotherapy could take away my chances of having children in the future. As a 20 year old female, I hadn't even started thinking about having a family. But when you're faced with the words "you might not be able to have children with this type of chemotherapy." Your whole world stops. … Continue reading Ovarian Cyropreservation
There was barely any time between the diagnosis and the first day of chemotherapy. I believe I was diagnosed on a Tuesday and chemotherapy started the following Friday. I was still an inpatient when I had my first round of RCHOP chemotherapy. Which was in a way lucky because this round would take the longest. … Continue reading Round One, Fight!