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How to crack Christmas with cancer
Preparing for Christmas can be exhausting at the best of times, but if you’re experiencing fatigue and other symptoms or side effects of blood cancer, it can feel anything but festive. We asked our very own Christmas crackers, the Bloodwise ambassadors, for their top tips on coping with (and enjoying!) Christmas, wherever you’re celebrating it.
Patient voices A leukaemia diagnosis, a relapse, and two unforgettable Christmases
I’ve experienced two Christmases with blood cancer. I thought the first, following my diagnosis with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia shortly after I left university, would be a one-off. But then I relapsed, eight years later. They were unlike any other Christmas I’ve spent before or since – but they were also everything Christmas is supposed to be: filled with love.
Patient voices The Christmas we shared with cancer
The Christmas we spent in hospital was the year that Andrew, aged six, stopped believing in Father Christmas. But that didn’t stop us (and everyone around us) from making it special for him – and it certainly hasn’t stopped us from keeping the magic alive since.
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