Three years ago today, 22 February, I left hospital. I’d completed six rounds of chemotherapy to treat non-Hodgkin lymphoma and moved into remission.
For the previous six months I’d been treated as an inpatient at my local hospital: each month I’d spent two to three weeks in hospital and one to two weeks at home.
Chemotherapy has a number of side effects. One of the most common side effects is hair loss. I got that one. I lost the hair on my head, my eyebrows and eyelashes – even the hairs up my nose disappeared.
I wasn’t too worried about losing my hair: I knew it would eventually grow back but I didn’t know when or how.
Here’s a few moments from 2013 – my post-chemotherapy year.
I’m still in remission. I still have my hair.