I have 3 tumors. One in my neck, one behind my oesophagus and one in my chest which is the size of a grapefruit!
It came completely out of nowhere with only a painless lump forming on my neck, indicating an abnormality. Months prior to being diagnosed I had excruciating itching on my chest. I went to see various doctors and dermatologists who were unable to explain the itching, as the rash wasn’t impactful enough to be considered urgent.
Instead, I was told to just use itch relief creams. It was later explained to me that this itching was a side effect of the lymphoma.
I’ve been undergoing intensive chemo treatments and been in and out the hospital non-stop.
As I come towards the end of my cycles of chemo, I have understood and appreciated life in a much deeper way than the person I was at the beginning of this journey. There is truly nothing more important than staying positive in a time of despair.
Through my blog, I hope to inspire others going through this with positivity and hope. It is within the mind that our thoughts are manifested and through thinking more hopeful thoughts we can change our body chemistry.
Follow my survival journey on Instagram at the handle @Savssurvivaldiary
My brother and some of his friends are taking on the Spartan Race to raise money for my cause. We aim to raise both awareness and funds for those going through this diagnosis.
This will include funding local hospitals to train staff to be able to work with a ‘Picc line’ which will ensure an easier and faster process with patients. I also want to donate to others not as lucky as me, who don't have the support I do.
All funds will go directly to helping the cause and others like me. Any amount small or large is hugely appreciated!
The Spartan Race is a 12mile course through the mountains with over 25 obstacles along the way! It takes place October 27th.
Thank you for your support!
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