Please resist expecting me to be who I was, even though I look better.I am not being difficult if I resist social situations.Hodgkin Lymphoma affects around 2000 people every year in the UK and is most common among the elderly and young adults.
They said: 'We thought long and hard about saying something publicly this week.'Throughout Nick's time on the front line of politics, we kept our children firmly away from the public eye.'We have always sought to protect the privacy of our children - and we're grateful that there was no intrusion into Antonio's case by the press, even though it was fairly common knowledge in Westminster.'But Antonio is as keen as we are to support Bloodwise.' The charity said blood cancer is the most common among children and young people, with more than 1,100 of those under 24 diagnosed in the UK every year.
Dr Alasdair Rankin, director of research at Bloodwise, said: 'The reality is that one in five children diagnosed with the most common type of leukaemia still do not survive, and that those who do often experience devastating side effects both during and after treatment.'This is simply not good enough.
“Behavior problems” are often an indication of my inability to cope with a specific situation and not a mental health issue. Repeating tasks in the same sequence is a rehabilitation strategy.
I may be frustrated, in pain, overtired or there may be too much confusion or noise for my brain to filter. It allows me to work deliberately and at my own pace, allowing me to rebuild pathways in my brain. If I seem “stuck,” my brain may be stuck in the processing of information.
Later I will be able to rejoin the conversation and really be present for the subject and for you. I’m not stupid, my brain is injured and it doesn’t work as well as it used to. If I seem “rigid,” needing to do tasks the same way all the time; it is because I am retraining my brain.
Try to notice the circumstances if a behavior problem arises. It’s like learning main roads before you can learn the shortcuts.
So it was very impressive actually.'The couple are raising awareness of the charity Bloodwise, which will launch a report on Wednesday urging more research into less toxic treatments for children with cancer.
His wife said: '(With) chemotherapy they poison your body so that you can get cured and it's a shock to see it happen.'We do realise how incredibly lucky we are both with the fact that the treatment has worked and how well he seems.'Writing for the i, the couple - who usually shielded their children from publicity - said they decided to speak up in order to support the charity.
The former Liberal Democrat leader said: 'You have this almost physical wish to try and take it off your kid and take it yourself.'You very quickly move from the shock, to trying to support your child as they're battling through this very heavy treatment'.