Here we meet 22 year old Claire Henderson who, after finding a lump in her groin in early 2007, was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. As Claire tells her story, we learn about her daily routine in hospital, how she felt when she was diagnosed and the various procedures she has to go through, including regular temperature checks…when the machine decides to work! Claire talks about the side effects of treatment, including sickness, hair loss and tiredness, giving some good advice on how to stay positive, saying how important it is to keep in touch with friends and have as much fun as possible. After contracting pneumonia during treatment, Claire explains the many tests she had to have, as well as having a Hickman line fitted, which Claire benefits from greatly when having treatment.
In the second part of Claire’s video diary, charting her days in hospital, she explains more of her treatment progress, the different drugs she has to have and her grueling routine. We get views of Belfast, day and night, as […]
This is sixteen year old Amy Bowyer’s story, as we hear how a series of biopsies of a tumour behind her nose led to the diagnosis of Burkitt’s Lymphoma in July. Treated in Southampton Hospital, Amy explains how grateful she […]
Here we are introduced to 25 year old Katie who was diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukaemia three and a half years ago. Before diagnosis Katie was just your typical student – working hard, partying hard until March 2006 when Katie […]
In the second of Nick’s films, we hear how, despite having his life turned upside down by treatment, he has tried to keep things as normal as possible, even managing a pint after his first chemo session! Soon realising a […]