It all started with pain and a lump which the doctor had put down to water on the knee. I was given meds but it carried on for few more weeks so I made an appointment to see a different doctor - he sent me for an X-ray.

The day after the X-ray, my dad received a phone call the following day. The news hit him bad he couldn't look me in the eye. When he told me he cried telling me and I was very scared. I didn't know what to expect as I had to go into hospital the next day for a biopsy to find out what the lump was.

I was then transferred to Piam Brown ward at the Southampton General Hospital. I was told I had cancer. I was very scared. My first question was "Am I going to lose my hair?" When you're a 15 year old teenage girl, you take your looks seriously.

I had blonde straight hair before it started to fall out. This was really upsetting for me. In the end my step mum shaved it off as it was falling out in patches and every time it fell out I cried and would get upset. I had a black beanie hat which I wore all the time because I felt like I could hide behind it.

I had three lots of chemotherapy which was horrible; I felt sick all the time.

I went to the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in Stanmore Middlesex and had the operation to remove my right femur for a metal prosthesis which went really well. I made a few friends and I still keep in contact with them.

I had three more cycles of chemo and then my treated ended in February 1994. I remember my mum spending my last chemo session with me; it was Valentine's Day. We watched a DVD and had nibbles.

When my hair started to grow back it was brown and curly which was a very big shock! I was glad. I could choose my new hair style and look forward to it getting long.

I have been in remission ever since.

I got married to Robert in 2003. I became a mummy to a 10 year old boy Cameron and a 4 year old girl Kayley. This is amazing because I was told there was a chance that I wouldn't be able to have children. I proved them wrong! I have two miracle children!

My story proves that there is life after cancer... I'm living proof of this.

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