Today is exactly five years since I received the news that was to change my life forever. I have Cancer.
Up until then I'd never been ill, apart from the usual coughs and colds etc. that everyone gets. I wasn't feeling ill when I received the news. It was so unbelievable that I could feel so well when I had, what could be, a life threatening illness, but now my life was going to change.
In the months that followed, my treatment started to wear me down with the side effects I encountered. A heart attack, five months later, reminded me that I wasn't as invincible as I used to feel I was. I had always thought those things happened to other people but I was so wrong. My confidence in everything was badly affected.
It's been a struggle at times but I have no complaints. I am very lucky despite finding out last year that my cancer had reoccurred and is now incurable.
After five years, in spite of everything, I'm still here and very grateful.