Life went on, I started on chek-ups every month. The time between checkups grew, and I was up to once a year.
February 2009, I was enjoying a holiday in Egypt. One morning I was putting on my suncream, and noticed a lump in the right side of my neck.
I just knew what it was straight away. I didn't want to worry my Mum who was back at home, so I waited until I got home to tell her.
I also made an appointment at my doctors (which is what I had always been told to do if I was worried).
At the appointment, the doctor had a look at my neck, and felt the lump, and told me not to worry, it was probably the remains of an infection. She told me to give it 2 weeks, and come back if it was still there. I knew she was wrong though.
A few weeks later, I had my 'annual MOT' at the Christie Hospital anyway, so decided to wait until I saw the doctor there.
In the mean time, I started to develop a swelling over my collar bone on my right hand side.
At my appointment in March, I had an x-ray, which came back as abnormal.
The Doctor wasn't too hopeful either, and bluntly told me the cancer has returned, and I needed a CT scan to find out the extent of the disease.