I’ve been sat here for ages, trying to figure out an interesting way of introducing myself. I began rewriting lyrics to ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ but gave up defeated. Who was I kidding! The truth is it’s hard to jazz up statistics – they are just facts after all.
So here goes……..my name is Chloe and I’m a mother and wife who is embracing life in her dirty thirties. I was recently diagnosed with Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia (CML) which is a type of blood cancer. It rocked my world in ways I never imagined were possible. After living through a range of emotions, I got this surge to fight. A determination to not let anything stand in my way of living. We have one life and it’s not to be wasted.
I started to write a diary to channel my emotions and make sense of my thoughts and feelings. A friend of mine suggested starting an online blog and that brings us up to now. I’m using this space as a personal outlet and as a way of raising awareness. When I was diagnosed it was hard to find any blogs written by my age group on this illness. I hope that one day this page can bring comfort, reassurance and guidance to newly diagnosed individuals. Life should be embraced and Cancer is a journey which can bring great empowerment and self discovery.