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Welcome keep reading to find out why you’ll love my blog!

Welcome and thanks for taking the time out of your busy life to take a look at my page.  My name is Anna and I was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukaemia in April 2015, having only felt unwell for a couple of weeks so as you can imagine this was a complete shock.

Leukaemia has changed my life in many ways, both positively and negatively which is why I started this blog as well as wanting to realise my childhood dream of writing (positive No1).

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This is me!

At first I wrote about my diagnosis, recovery, emotions and what I’d learnt, since then it has evolved into what it is now.  A lifestyle and cancer blog with a dash of randomness… when I am blogging and writing I am in heaven!

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When I am not blogging I am a wife, mother, daughter, friend, work as a Pharmacy Technician and am a patient Ambassador the charity Bloodwise. Anna’s Profile

You could say I am addicted to life, especially since surviving Leukaemia… there just aren’t enough hours in the day to do everything my heart desires!


My interests/loves include;

Just one of the comments I’ve received;  “I just wanted to say that I think you are fantastic, I have been following your blog.  Well done for staying so positive through such a roller coaster, I think you are truly inspirational”

My blogs on my cancer experience have reached many people including those in the public eye;


I intend to include something on all of my interests/loves in the blog at some point but as ever it is a work in progress, please come back or follow by email as a reminder that I am here writing and sharing life all of its thought provoking, surprising, heartwarming & shocking aspects… I don’t post very often so it won’t mean daily or even weekly emails!



7 thoughts on “Welcome keep reading to find out why you’ll love my blog!”

  1. Now that is an inspirational start point to hit your blog with! Explains the blog name too. Kudos to you for such a positive outlook too. A friend of mine had both his children suffer from childhood leukaemia, one still in recovery. Had quite a few chats with him in the dark days too. Fantastic to finally get time to pop over and have a look about too.

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    1. Thanks so much Gary for stopping by…yes butterflyinremisson comes from my Leukaemia diagnosis, being obsessed with butterflies since childhood and my Mum calling me Butterfly ever since I’ve had AML. I wrote my first story when I was a child about Butterflies! My diagnosis has spurred me on to write and live life to the full!
      So sorry for your friend, having to face the gruelling treatment for one child let alone two must be extremely tough…I am involved with Bloodwise so know of families who have children with Leukaemia (please point him in my direction if you feel any support will help them). Lovely to connect with you!

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      1. I guessed you had a fascination with butterflies and I suspect that’s why your mum called you that too yes? I can fully understand how such a diagnosis can fundamentally alter life views too. Often people take it for granted until it’s too late. It’s good to see such a positive outlook coming from the bad news though; very inspiring in my humble opinion.

        Thank you re my friend too; I’ve had a few instances of being touched with terminal illnesses. An old school friend passed away a few years ago with prostrate cancer and my own mum with MND. I wrote a memoir called Ghost Carp for the friend a couple of years ago and followed it with Of Wine, Nature and Elegies in Oak. Both about childhood expeditions back in the day.

        Is the leukaemia in remission as per the blog title?

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      2. Yes you are right regarding the Butterfly thing and yes the remission because I am currently 2 years in remission from the deadly Acute Leukaemia. Thank you for your kind comment, I have learnt a lot over the past 2 years and one is my drive to ‘pay it forward’ and be the best person I can be. Life is truly a gift and I don’t intend to waste it. I will take a look at the pieces you mention…I find writing through my feelings has been really helpful!

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      3. I hope that continues, but I bet it is a massive life changer. We all take it so much for granted until, in many cases, its too late and dreams stay unrealised. I am truly impressed by your positive outlook now too. Long may it continue x


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