Amy Ewald, 33, is undergoing her second cycle of chemotherapy after being diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma on February 28.
The mother-of-two from Balclutha was relieved when she found out she had cancer.
"I had been suffering from the itch and cough for over six months and I was over it. The medication for the eczema obviously wasn't doing anything and I was beyond frustrated. So when I knew what it finally was, I was relieved that there was something more to it."
It all started for Amy mid-2019 when she developed itchy hands and feet, and an annoying cough.
In August she visited her parents in Malaysia and was told by doctors there that it was scabies. When she came back to NZ in October, the itch became even worse.
Amy developed a bad rash over her back, legs, and feet in December.