My name is Emma Jane Jones. At the time of writing this, I am a 28 year old living in Dalston, London, working in Whitehall, fortunate to have an amazing family and delicious group of friends. I should probably mention that I am single. I like to think that this is because I was once morbidly obese and I seem to be attracted to people who are not massive fans of me, rather than think that in am repulsive. Oh and I like stuff, I won’t make a list now because this is not a dating website, but essentially if you talk films with me, we’d be fine. That’s me in a nutshell. If you stick with this, you’ll learn more to be sure. Do not fear though, this is not going to become a Single-Gal-About-Town blog. I’m just not that sort of girl.
On the 17 August 2012, my life as I knew it, be it something relatively superficial like my social life, or something bigger, more grown up, like my relationships, goals and plans for my future, changed.
On that specific Friday afternoon, in a ward at UCH London, I was diagnosed with Myeloma, a form of bone marrow cancer, which is treatable but in the vast majority of cases not curable. Not curable… What does that mean? It still means, for me at least, chemotherapy and other treatments, but crucially that if my first treatment is successful and I go into remission, the cancer will at some point, be it two, three, five or ( fingers crossed) ten years, return and I will have to fight it all over again and if I am lucky, again and again.
This blog, EJ Bones, will follow my progress through my first round of treatment and beyond, with notes, photos and comments as and when I feel the urge. This will be a no holds barred look at my life, so prepare yourself, sit back, read, share, and help raise awareness for myeloma AND afford me the opportunity to exhibit… I have cancer.
This blog is dedicated to my friends and family, whose support, love, loyalty, kindness and sheer awesomeness, has made me find the strength to write this but more importantly, fight for My Life.