Didn’t crazy eighties hair rockers Europe write a song like that?

Sorry about my absence, no excuses really – simply a case of balancing all of the things I’m involved in and sadly my gorgeous little blog got bumped down the list. It doesn’t mean I don’t love you. I’m good, had a bit of blip with my blood but all OK now. I’ve got some cool things going on so the blog will spark back into life now. Hurrah!

Firstly I’ll be at Impact Day for Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research this Saturday doing a speaky bit about my journey and their online patient services which are fantastic. Find out more here: www.leukaemialymphomaresearch.org.uk/event/special-events/impact-day-2014 If you are going please drop me a note or tweet me – I’d love to catch up with people.

The following weekend I’m off to Serbia, as a delegate, for CML Horizons 2014. I’m a 3 year veteran of this remarkable event which regularly attracts over 140 participants from almost 60 countries. It’s 3 long days with even longer evenings but it provides a great opportunity to network and get up-to-speed on the latest developments in the CML world. I’m being sponsored to go by Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research (LLR) along with their patient engagement manager. I’m delighted LLR are attending, I’ll be sharing my daily blog entries on their website.

Finally, I don’t do things by half, I’m pursuing some issues with the finance industry about life insurance cover for CML patients. Whilst traditional cancer patient are able to get cover after being in remission for a number of years, it is incredibly difficult to get cover if you have had blood cancer. I think this is partly down to the sector not understanding the new treatments available to us, I’m hoping to work this out. I’ll keep you posted.

I trust you are keeping well? Thanks for sticking with the blog. I’ll post at the weekend from Impact Day.