It’s a scary thought, that six years ago on this date, my cancer journey began. It was a Friday, and I was scared as Hell. Anyone who has been through a cancer diagnosis will be able to relate. No amount of doctor’s appointments, consultations, or medical tests can prepare you for what you will have to go through in the days and years to follow.
In late April of 2018, when I received the bad news that the cancer had returned, it was probably even scarier. My oncologist told me that if I didn’t undergo chemotherapy, that I wasn’t expected to live long. So I took it. I’ve been on three different drug infusions since to keep the cancer at bay.
But I’m still here. Here, with a greater appreciation for life and all the little moments that make it special. I had NO idea that by telling my story during the first Coronavirus lockdown of 2020, I’d end up becoming a best selling author, with people calling me things like “brave” and “an inspiration”, or that a year later, I would be working on turning that story into a full-fledged book. With the help and encouragement of a good friend, I am even working on a podcast to help other cancer patients cope.
I am so grateful to my family and friends, and to all of you for all your support, love and kind words during my journey. But it’s not over! I feel like I am just getting started. Don’t forget to subscribe to my blog so you can be kept up to date with all my future endeavours!
And to all you cancer warriors out there, please remember that your diagnosis doesn’t have to mean the end of your story. Keep smiling, keep fighting, and don’t forget you have people who love and support you!
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