Cancer was totally not on my vision board last year.
I was 31, fit and healthy, played touch footy and squash twice a week (yes it’s shocking I know people still play squash.)
But after a year of feeling pretty crappy, getting sick all the time and feeling really exhausted for no good reason, I was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma just before Christmas 2017 (what a present!).
It’s a rare blood cancer – the one Delta had or ‘The Good Cancer’ as people often call it. I mean Delta does have amazing hair these days but no matter what type you get it’s hard to find anything good about cancer.
Briony produced a video documenting life with and without hair. You really ought to watch it. Post continues after video.
It was the shock of my life. In the moment I was told the order of my thoughts were something like…
Well clearly you have the wrong person.
Shit, shit, shit
Will I lose my hair?
No there has definitely been a stuff up
Omg I’m going to be bald…
How can this be happening?
This is a pretty good excuse for being late to work.
Perhaps they switched my results with someone else.
How am I going to tell my sisters?
I just got my hair coloured…
No wonder my squash has gotten so bad…
How am I going to tell my friends?