Vega was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) in 2012. By June 2014 she had completed intensive treatment followed by maintenance treatment. Vega’s mum, Kathi, blogs about the experience.
Blog written by: Kathi, Vega’s mum
16th January 2020
Cancer absolutely sucks
All I can think of is that this all sucks. Cancer absolutely sucks. I hate what it is doing to Vega, to me, to us, to our whole family. I hate that I have to even think about who is going to look after Alys, my daughter, ...
There were signs
I am not sure I ever really wrote much about how Vega was diagnosed. I guess in retrospect, after hearing other parents’ stories about their children’s diagnoses, we found out relatively quickly. We took Vega to Kings A&E twice for foot pain, a month apart, and were ...
18th November 2019
Christmas after chemo: Going back to normal is not easy
I still, and will never stop, feeling so lucky and thankful that Vega has finished her cancer treatment. That first Christmas, chemo-free, will stay in my memory forever. A Christmas with no waiting in hospital or having tests; a Christmas ...