Tag: leukemia

  • People Your Age don’t normally get leukaemia

    This post was originally published as an article in the Scottish Review on 28th September 2021. There’s no normal way to feel when an email drops into your inbox from the haematologist who treated you for Acute Myeloid Leukaemia (AML). It’s probably quite a specific mix of recognition and spine-tingling terror. However, when your eyes…

  • On Life Lines

    On Life Lines

    I remember the day I first started Chemotherapy. Thankfully not like it was yesterday, but I remember it all the same. It all started with possibly the most painful part of my diagnosis up until that point. I had to get a Hickman Line fitted. For those of you who aren’t up to date with your…

  • On Hospitalisation

    On Hospitalisation

    Being diagnosed with cancer changed my life. I mean, it’s impossible to think that it’s not going to. My diagnosis is probably as dramatic as a cancer diagnosis is possible to be. Let me set the scene.

  • On Bad News

    On Bad News

    I have cancer. Leukaemia to be specific, and Acute Myeloid Leukaemia to be even more specific. I registered this blog name during a strange emotional high on my second morning of chemotherapy, after a week in hospital connected to drips full of red blood cells, platelets, fluids and antibiotics, intrigued by the new plastic tube…