As I say this, I’m two weeks into my fourth round of treatment over here in Florida. I really feeling for all those who are experiencing exceptionally cold weather and snow back in the UK. I'm sorry I'm doing this in the sunshine, but the vitamin D produced by the skin when you expose it to sunlight is really good for your health, healing and recovery.
Before I share where things are today, I want to share something that I mentioned in a video two years ago. In the video I said "…and I'm not going to hold back anymore. I'm going to make sure that the time I get is going to help me, it's going to help my family, and it's going to help others around the world."
Remembering this from two years ago brought a tear to my eyes. I shared it on the 13th April 2016, which was the morning after I received the news that the disease was coming back. I went on to a second round of chemo, and I had some more of my brother's cells later that year, and I also...
My disease is considered terminal. Being nearly two years since my relapse, I must start this by being very grateful for life and if there is anything you can take from reading this, please appreciate every moment and breath because life can be extremely fragile.
It was 12 weeks ago that I landed back in the UK. While on the one hand, it is fantastic being home with Fiona, my children, and the rest of my family, it is also a tortuous time waiting for the medical results.
Waiting for results is hard enough, add a terminal illness into the mix, and it is extremely stressful.
My doctor in Florida took tests before I flew back after my 7 weeks of treatment. As soon as I arrived back into the UK, I had a bone marrow biopsy.
We were hoping that my bone marrow would be ALL CLEAR and that my immune function had significantly improved to the point where we could consider stopping the treatment.
The 14th December arrived, the week before Christmas and I...
Being diagnosed with cancer, having a major relapse after the treatment and being considered terminally ill, I have had the opportunity to look at every aspect of my life that may have been contributing to me getting the disease in the first place. I have had the opportunity to seek out and work with many of the world’s leading health experts.
I have learned that creating an awesome lifestyle boils down to five key steps:
In many ways being diagnosed with cancer was a gift. It has allowed me the time to focus on what was and wasn’t working in my life physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.
One of the most important lessons I have learned is that you can run your body like an entrepreneur runs a business. An entrepreneur needs to measure the areas of the business that need managing.
"You can’t manage what you don’t measure."
At the age of 8, I was living in Qatar. I remember lying in bed thinking about all the different aspects of life and how I would have enough time and energy to make progress on them all.
In my head, I had a picture of a series of roads in front of me - a car with fuel and the need to drive down multiple roads at the same time. Each road represented a different aspect of my life, for instance, all my family, seeing friends, working and making money, having lots of fun doing the things I really enjoyed.
I now refer to it as, "juggling the balls of life'' while trying desperately not to drop one.
Fast forward to the 16th June 2015 when my "engine" broke. I was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. I had exhausted myself mentally, emotionally, and physically to a breaking point.
When my Dad came into the hospital room to see me when I was first diagnosed, I apologised for getting cancer and not looking after myself. I knew that at...
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