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Katherines Diary

  • Katherine's Diary: Monday, September 22

    TODAY was World Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia Awareness Day.Did you know, or has the event passed you by without you knowing any more about leukaemia?If it's the...

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    Friday, September 12The regional Pride of Britain finalists were revealed today. I'm not going through to the London finals but I am extremely proud of how far...

  • Katherine's Diary: Monday, September 8

    Monday, September 8I want to say a big thank you to the anonymous donor who posted me an envelope of foreign stamps. Your donation means a lot to me. I haven't...

  • Katherine's Diary: Thursday, August 21

    Finding a bed at the hospital took a little longer than usual, but I'm now back in my usual ward.For the next few days I will have a multitude of anti-fungal...

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    Sunday, July 6 and Monday, July 7

    Tomorrow marks the start of National Transplant Week. It's time to think about what you would do if you needed an organ transplant - without donors, you would...

  • Thursday, July 3

    Did you catch the Tonight programme on ITV today?The main emphasis of the debate was on growing rates of breast cancer.However, it also featured the work of...

  • Friday, June 27 and Saturday, June 28

    The pain and tingling in my scalp is very much intermittent which has helped convinced me that this cannot be a return of shingles. When I had this problem...

  • Thursday, June 26

    I am still suffering with the occasional bout of pain and tingling in my scalp.It's very uncommon to have shingles more than once, so I believe my pain is...

  • Wednesday, June 18

    My ongoing campaign to increase the number of potential bone marrow donors has stepped up a gear following the mention in Parliament by Burton's MP Andrew...

  • Tuesday, June 17

    I was mentioned in parliament today. This 'Take Five Minutes' diary, the Burton Mail newspaper and I were all mentioned and praised by MP Andrew Griffiths as he...

  • Friday, June 13 and Saturday, June 14

    I've been working on my action plan as to how I can help increase the number of potential bone marrow donors in the Burton and Uttoxeter constituency.So far...

  • Thursday, May 16

    Some of the projects I have been working on in the past couple of weeks are starting to come to fruition.I received some good news today about a campaign I...

  • Wednesday, May 14

    Today I heard the sad news that Staffordshire teenager Stephen Sutton had died.Stephen was remarkable in that he always kept positive even when faced with the...

  • Tuesday, May 13

    You get to know a lot of genuinely nice people when you are diagnosed with something as nasty as leukaemia.I've met people on Twitter, Facebook and in Burton...

  • Sunday, May 11 and Monday, May 12

    I now know what people mean when they say they are experiencing a 'hot flush'. I can switch from being cold to having to start taking off my jumper in the space...

  • Friday, May 9 and Saturday, May 10

    Many people ask me how we discovered I had CML. At the time, there were big signs such as chronic headaches alongside painful and burning legs as well as a...

  • Thursday, May 8

    Not a day goes by without somebody mentioning the charity motorcycle ride we held in March. Now that more and more people know us in the biking world, we're...