It all began when I noticed I was feeling consistently fatigued and unable to muster enough energy to do the things I used to. After months of feeling this way, I was finally diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML). Although I was afraid and my life felt like it had been turned upside down, I decided to keep my chin up and stay positive.
The next few months were filled with visits to the hospital and a steady stream of chemotherapy, but with the help and support of my family, I never felt like I was doing it alone. I was determined to beat this.
The turnaround started when I was prescribed a new therapy that was specifically designed to target CML cells. I began to feel like my old self again and started to regain the energy and strength I had lost. Soon I was able to keep up with my hobbies and activities that I had given up during my treatment.
The transition back to everyday life was made even easier by the emotional support of my family and friends. They were there to encourage me and pick me up when things got tough.
My journey to recovery was complete when my last tests came back with a clean bill of health. I had beaten CML and was ready to face the future with renewed hope and optimism.
My battle with CML has given me a new perspective on life and has made me even more thankful for the people I have around me and the good things in life. Even though I went through a difficult time, I’m grateful that I was able to come out the other side stronger and better than ever. I’m thankful to have my life back.