Five Things I’ve realised after facing continual misdiagnosis and subsequently a life-threatening illness by Cressi Sowerbutts.

My name is Cressi Sowerbutts. I am 21 years old. I was misdiagnosed for a year leading up to the ultimate diagnosis of a rare form of Acute Myeloid Leukaemia in October 2018. I initially had a bowel resection where over a metre of my bowels were removed alongside the five cm tumour. This was followed by four rounds of intense chemotherapy over the course of six months. I am incredibly fortunate and grateful to be able to say that I am currently in remission and am approaching the end of my treatment. You can follow me on Instagram.

By Cressi Sowerbutts   who was diagnosed with a rare form of Acute Myeloid Leukaemia in October 2018

By Cressi Sowerbutts
who was diagnosed with a rare form of Acute Myeloid Leukaemia in October 2018

1. Trust your knowledge of your body. If something feels wrong, you’re probably right.

2. Being young and/or a woman does not automatically make you a hypochondriac.

3. We’re all facing death. All we have is now - the future is leaving.

4. No one will quite fight like a mother does for her child.

5. Power dressing can be transformative.