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.