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Talking Blood Cancer: Glenys Davidson’s Journey

Overcoming Acute Myeloid Leukaemia and finding hope

In this episode of the Talking Blood Cancer podcast, host Vanessa is joined by guest Glenys Davidson to share her journey with acute myeloid leukaemia candidly.

Vanessa reflects on the observation of people navigating through treatment at the facility where she is based, setting the stage for a real, raw conversation about the impact of blood cancer on patients and their support networks.

Glenys highlights the importance of a positive attitude and familial backing during challenging times, underscoring the emotional and practical support she received from her community. The discussion delves into the specifics of Glenys’ treatment, including the physical and emotional toll of chemotherapy, the search for a suitable stem cell donor, and the profound impact of hair loss. The episode also touches on the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, which impacted treatment procedures and visitation protocols.

Further, Glenys emphasises the significance of robust support services for patients and the need for healthcare facilities to communicate the availability of such resources effectively. The conversation concludes with Glenys stressing the importance of social interaction and the realisation of the power of communication during difficult times.

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Last updated on May 17th, 2024

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