Tag: anxiety

Survivors Guilt

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…

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My First PET Scan

After completing six exhausting rounds of chemotherapy – it was time: the moment we have all been waiting for, and the life or death situation. It was calling. My first PET scan was meant to be a few weeks after my last cycle of chemotherapy and my first dose of scanxiety settled in. I didn’t…

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Chemotherapy: The Finale

My last round, number six, hooray! It came with a mixture of emotions: excitement, nervousness, and relief. Due to work, my mum only managed to come to my very first chemotherapy, so I was relieved she was coming to my last one. She had never been to a normal chemotherapy session, as the first one…

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It’s Cancer – Poem

A horrible experience beautifully written. This poem entails my experience of being told that I have lymphoma. This memory will be planted in my brain forever, and I will never forget this moment. Just sit tight and let me get a doctor… Two minutes later, and then I clocked her. A trembling white face, as…

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Life Lessons Cancer Gave

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…

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Chemo Number Five

I can’t do this.  I don’t want to do this anymore.  Those were the first words that came to my head in the morning. Remember what you’re doing this for. The pit in my stomach was nothing like I’ve ever felt before. After this one, I’ll have one more left, I convinced myself.  Just get through this.…

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EAU – My First Experience!

In case you are new around here, and haven’t had the delight of encountering the abundance of hospital wards; EAU stands for emergency assessment unit – yes, it’s as scary as it sounds. You may be wondering – well, what’s the difference between EAU and A&E? I couldn’t give you the text book definition but…

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