The beginning of the end

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.. 

Milad xxx

23 thoughts on “The beginning of the end

  1. It is crazy to feel such a strong connection with someone I have never met, but I had faith in God and in your strength with every post I read and I knew you will overcome this. I am truly happy for you and I hope 2017 brings you health! God bless you my dear Milad ❤

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  2. Alhamdulila!!! I am so happy to hear this! Innallah ma3a ssaabireen. You have been patient, and so strong. You’ve shared your journey with us, even when at times it must have been so difficult to.

    We are grateful to you, and so happy for you. This feels like OUR good news.

    Alhamdulila.

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  3. I have been following your blog since I first saw it and heard about it through mutual friends from med school. You’ve been an inspiration to everyone and I wish you nothing but happiness and health for the future. 🙂

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  4. What wonderful news you bring to me.
    I am so happy for you.
    God bless you beautiful lady, I knew you would come out of this.
    I’m praying for you every night.
    Please keep me updated. If you are up to it let me know when I can visit you and your mum.
    Diana
    😘😘😘😘

    Sent from my iPhone

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  5. Best news I’ve heard in a very very long time! Alif alhamdulilah wal shukur. So so happy for you beautiful Milad. Inshallah an amazing year ahead filled with more positivity! Xxx

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  6. This is such great news alif alif alhamdulilah wal shukr!!! So happy for you Milad, your faith and strength has inspired us all. Inshallah 2017 is your best year yet! Lots of love and continued prayers xx

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  7. Milad, I am also overcome with joy at your wonderful news. Your strength during this gruelling process has assisted me during mine. I am only halfway through and yet to have my stem cell transplant but even though I seem to be allergic to many of the drugs I will use your positivity and determination to fight this battle. Thank you for writing this blog and helping so many. You will make the most wonderful GP.

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  8. I’ve been following your story closely, my heart aching at what you’ve gone through. I don’t know you but feel like I do. Your story felt so close to home, like it could happen to any of us. You’ve been so strong and postive and Alif Alhamdulilah for this amazing news! It is so deserved and may Allah bless you always. I hope the next chapter of your life is full of all the things you wish for!

    Love and good wishes xx

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  9. I’m so happy I want to cry. Alf hamdella 3la salamtik ya habibti. Words can’t describe your bravery and courage and elhamdulilah it’s all paid off.

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  10. I have been waiting for this post. I am soooo very glad that you are on your recovery journey. My mother is too from overian cancer, still undergoing maintance treatment. I have read all your blogs to her and she will be thrilled to her about your great news.
    You are one very brave Lady. Many many congratulations and a very happy new year.
    My very best wishes

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  11. Alhamdulilah!! I had been waiting for your post… Can’t express how happy I am for you. You have been so overwhelmingly brave. May God be with you always xxx

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  12. This has just made my year!
    Alif alhamdolilah wal shukr ya rab!
    Words are not enough to express how happy I feel
    You have been, braver and more gracious than anyone could ever imagine
    2017 is going to be your year!!

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