Breast Cancer Diary
Katie underwent her first bout of chemotherapy and hopes her moving diary will raise awareness of the disease.
‘I think a lot of people are naive to the exact process of chemotherapy,’ said the 21-year-old, who was diagnosed with cancer a month ago as she prepared to take her final English literature degree exam.
In her first blog, Katie, from Ware, Hertfordshire, told how she reacted to the diagnosis: ‘I thought I was dreaming. I did think at any moment I was going to wake up but, of course, I didn’t and this is the harsh reality of it all.’
Even when times get hard strong-willed Katie has vowed to ‘stick at it’ and keep blogging about her experience with the life-threatening disease.
She said: ‘I hope to blog at least once a week. I know there is a lot more treatment to come and hard decision to make, but I am preparing myself for it.
‘I will stick at it for myself and for others. I have received so many supportive message from other sufferers and they are a real comfort.
‘At the moment I am still living my life as much as I can, but I may not be able to soon.’