The Leukaemia Diaries

Seeing the Funnier Side of Cancer

by A.D. Hyde


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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 19/02/2020

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 124
ISBN : 9781982281311
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 124
ISBN : 9781982281298

About the Book

The Leukaemia diaries started life as just that, a diary detailing my journey from just before being diagnosed with Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia (CML), to the scary ‘I’m going to die’ bit, to the joys of chemotherapy, getting back to work and beyond. However, with every edit and every conversation with a fellow sufferer it transformed into what it is now, which is an emotional, honest and heartfelt account that not only aims to engage, entertain and inform, but also comfort and inspire. It will give family and friends an idea of what their loved ones are going through and what’s going through their mind at such a traumatic and terrifying time. My hope is that sufferers of CML and cancer in general see that they are not as desperately alone as they sometimes think they are and that there are others going through the same experiences and thinking the same thoughts. I want them to know that there is no right or wrong way to act or behave, because we all deal with the possibility of death in our own unique way. My hope is that my little book can inspire and lift them out of a dark place, because I’ve always believed that a smile can bring light into the darkest of times and that laughter can heal.


About the Author

In 2017 Anthony Hyde was diagnosed with Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia. With the help of his wife and family and his rather unusual sense of humour, he made it through the dark times with a strength that surprised everyone, not least himself. Instead of treating his leukaemia as an injustice or a punishment, he viewed it as an integral part of who he was. It was his leukaemia, so he decided to come to a mutually beneficial agreement with it. He said that it could stay as long as he could lead a normal life. It was this attitude that perhaps set him apart from most and made him wonder whether he might have something to say that people would want to listen to. So, he decided to document the various stages of his illness with the aim of writing a book, but it wouldn’t be a depressing book; it would be an inspiring book with a little bit of his unique humour thrown in for good measure.