The start of a new journey

I am a doctor training to be a general practionner. I am a wife, a daughter, a sister, an aunt and a friend.

Today i was told i have Hodgkins Lymphoma, a form of blood cancer.. My life will never be the same again..

I decided to start this blog the day i was diagnosed, with the aim of taking you on my journey step by step.. No sugar coating.. A real life story of someone fighting cancer..

This is my story and my journey…


12 thoughts on “The start of a new journey

  1. salaam aliakum Dr Hilli, as soon as i got home from my appointment with you , I began reading you story. My mum and I are very touched by your story and pray that may Allah (SWT) give you health and happiness . Your story is really inspirational and moving … I couldn’t stop myself from tearing up. however, it did make me smile . thank you
    lots of love


  2. I am living w/myelofibrosis-blood cancer and have been developing it to over 20yrs. I was diagnosed Feb. 2014.

    I’m so sorry. I was thinking of writing about my journey as well. I may just do that now that I’ve read yours.

    I’m wishing you the very best.


    1. Hi!! Thank you for following my blog.. I’m really sorry to hear about your diagnosis.. I pray that you get better soon.. Please do write about your journey.. I would love to read about it.. I’m sure there are many out there who will learn a lot from your experience.. I hope to hear from you that you have started writing..

      Sending you lots of love and prayers for a speedy recovery xxxx

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  3. Dear Milad

    So sorry to read this, and yet your candid-ness, bravery and clear inner strength is so inspiring.

    I’ll be thinking of you over the weeks and months ahead. Stay strong – I know you’ve got it in you.


  4. Salam Milad,

    Hope you’re well habibti. I only saw this blog today, and I know that you don’t know me that well but it really touched my heart. You are a strong and courageous beautiful woman…you WILL get through this and emerge even more beautiful and strong. I promise I will pray for you this whole Ramadan and after inshAllah. Your story has already touched my heart…

    Lots of Love,

    Muna (Sora’s friend) xxx


  5. Bonjour, ma cousine.
    J’espère de tout mon coeur que tu iras mieux, tu es forte, tu sauras surmonter cette épreuve. Insha’Allah.
    Si tu as besoin de quoi que se sois je suis là, ok 😉je pense à toi dans mes prières.
    Plein de bisous de la Belgique 😊.


  6. Alsalamu Alaikum cousin,

    Firstly, I will say that It certainly has been a long time since we’ve had a chat, and, for that I must apologise.

    Secondly, I want to sincerely thank you for giving me (and everyone else) the opportunity to somehow feel as if I’m walking through this difficult journey along side you all the way from here (Sydney, Australia).

    Thirdly, I want you to know that me, my sisters and their kids and even my little brother are all praying for you to get well soon inshallah, and, we will try our best to uphold our worried aunt’s promise (your mum), as she has asked the family to give you some space (which I totally agree with), even though it’s very difficult for me to do as I would like to pick up the phone so much just to hear your voice and to know that your A-ok 😊

    On a final note, I would like to reassure you that ONLY the bravest, kindest and most noble people are the ones who get diagnosed with such an experience, BELIVE ME I know …Remember my mum (your dad’s youngest sister) 😇

    Please don’t ever hesitate to contact me if you need anything or if you feel that there is something that I can do to help and know that ALLAH (sw) has a reason for everything that happens in life !!!

    Like Dory (from Nemo) says…. “JUST KEEP SWIMIMG” 🐳🐋🐬🐟

    Faithfully Yours,

    Rami Al-Saffar


    1. Ws, hey Rami, hope your well. Thank you for your message and kind words. I remember your mums smile and positive energy as she went through her battle with breast cancer. I am taking each day as it comes, i hope my blog can raise awareness and give people a perspective of what its like to battle a serious illness. Please send my love to my family and keep me in your prayers.

      Thanks again for the message


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