Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Hello there....

Well first off this is my first time blogging so I may blabber on a bit (or maybe not enough, I'm not really 100% on the amount of blabbering considered usual) and I apologise in advance for that! Firstly I'll introduce myself properly!

I thought the best way to do this would be a photo, they say a picture speaks a thousand words! Hopefully that'll go someway to explaining the mugshot above this! My name is Nick, and I'm 18, I live in East Yorkshire, just north of Hull! I'm currently at sixth form and I'm a massive politics, history and economics nerd! You'd be surprised at how much I love them three things! On a slightly less nerd note, I also play guitar and paint occasionally!
I suppose I should mention at this point why I've decided to start this blog and what makes me different to many other 18 year olds. When I was 16 I was diagnosed with a rare type of bone cancer called Ewing's Sarcoma. It was quite widespread but I finished treatment in July 2011, but I spent the whole of March last year in hospital, stuck in isolation. So, to celebrate the one year anniversary of this particular event I've decided to do a blog entry each day on a different aspect of having cancer as a young person! I hope it may be of interest to some people and give them an insight into what it is like to have a life threatening illness and maybe, just maybe, it might help someone who's going through the same thing as I was last year.

Thank you to anyone who has bothered to read this and I'll hopefully be starting tomorrow, most likely covering my initial diagnosis!


  1. Looking forward to reading tomorrow's Nick

  2. Hi Nick,
    This is a great idea. It will really help to give people something to look forward to.
    I hope you're getting on ok and look forward to reading on.

  3. It's a great start Nick. Nice to see you're supporting TCT too!