I am a doctor training to be a general practionner. I am a wife, a daughter, a sister, an aunt and a friend. On the 18th of May 2016 i was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma a form of blood cancer for which i have undergone treatment for over several months.
Today on the 11th of January 2017 at 17:20 (UK) i was told that i have finally gone into remission…
I am overwhelmed with joy and my eyes full of tears as I write.. I finally feel the thick metal chain which was wrapped around my neck has been lifted..
I will continue to undergo close follow up by my haematology team over the next five years.. after which i will be given the “all clear” if i am still in remission..
No words are enough to express my gratitude to everyone who stood by me and supported me through the most difficult days of my life.. my family, my partner, my inlaws, my relatives, my friends, my colleagues, my medical team, my community and to everyone i have met along the way.. my lymphoma buddy Rafif, the amazing patients Shirley and Diana who have stayed in touch, Michelle the beautiful radiographer.. Amy who did my wig.. Emma my personal trainer.. i could go on all day..
Finally a massive thank you to every single person who visited and read my blog.. those who messaged me.. you have overwhelmed me with your kindness and support and prayers which got me through this.. i started this blog as a way of expressing myself and raising awareness about lymphoma.. i did not expect my blog to be read in 81 countries across the world!! Thank you!
To everyone who prayed for me, contacted me, visited, sent me a card, a gift, or just simply thought of me i thank you from my heart.. my beloved community.. i thank you deeply..
I won’t be closing my blog, i will keep it open to share with you the next phase of my journey.. recovery..
This is the beginning of the end of my journey..
Lots of love, hugs and positive energy..