I first 'met' Aileen on Instagram, when she messaged me after I'd posted about the importance of being on the Stem Cell Register. I liked her immediately and followed her on her IG account I often touch on the fact that pre donating your cells, the patient will be embarking on a rigorous chemo … [Read more...] about Aileen’s Story.
For my very first Guest Post, I am delighted to introduce Peter. Peter has myeloma and he will need a stem cell transplant. He is working tirelessly to find one. And by doing this, he is also finding genetic matches for others. I am delighted to be able to help him Here is Peter's story in his own … [Read more...] about 7 Years. By Peter McCleave
Hello! Thankyou for coming over for a read!So yes, it appears I am going to throw myself out of a plane, whilst attached to a total stranger who I will trust with my life. Not the first time we have entrusted strangers with a precious life, turns out strangers are quite often the best people … [Read more...] about My Skydive for Blood Cancer
It's funny you know, how once you are 'over' cancer, everyone just presumes that's that. You're better! Hurrah! I think it's probably because they want it to be, to make it all ok, I guess. But I can tell you, from my own view on things, that yeah, it might have gone, but it never really … [Read more...] about It’s Gone But It Never Quite Leaves or Walking On Ice Whilst Avoiding The Shark.
We are a couple of years on from Gav's diagnosis, and I have had a long time to think. Well, we both have, but I'm the gobby one, so here it all is. Gav doesn't mind that I wrote it, he knows how things buzz round my head until they spill out, so although I say 'I' alot, it is 'we' really. I think … [Read more...] about Telling People. And Braveness. The C Word.
And I don't mean, weird places geographically ! I wanted to tell you about a friend I have who lives in India, who is the sweetest person, inside and out, and I am grateful every day, to have her inside my phone. During the 'Freefall Weeks' (ref my last post) I joined up to a help group on the … [Read more...] about Friends from Extraordinary places