Author Archives: Jet Black

Not Fade Away

I was driving along the M25 earlier today, heading for the Dartford Crossing, heading for Folkestone, heading for Le Shuttle (rebranding!), heading for France, when a Who song came on my playlist, with the lyric: “why don’t you all just … Continue reading

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Twelve years

Today is the twelve year anniversary of my diagnosis and my whole life being changed irrevocably, but not as one might imagine, badly. I keep on living and I continue to stay in remission. Hurrah! I outlived my mother, who … Continue reading

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And then it got me!

After over two years of caution and care, isolation and anxiety, the minute, truly the day I decided to drop my guard, not even entirely, just slightly… Covid got me! I went to Sheffield to see art and a friend. … Continue reading

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Ten year transplant anniversary reflections

Today, Monday 16 May, is the ten year anniversary of my stem cell transplant. I’m still here – over eleven years after diagnosis, still in complete remission. There’s really not a lot more to say. I celebrated an unexpected ten … Continue reading

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I’m a Survivor!

“The meaning of life is just to be alive. It is so plain and so obvious and so simple. And yet, everybody rushes around in a great panic as if it were necessary to achieve something beyond themselves.” – Alan … Continue reading

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Dancing in the rain

“Learning that life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about dancing in the rain.” That sentence is the byline of my blog. I have to admit that it’s been a lie in the most literal respect, as … Continue reading

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Seven years

This anniversary post is to recognise that I’m still here, in remission, seven years on from the day (4 February 2011) when I was first diagnosed. In that time I have seen a number of friends die, from myeloma, leukaemia, … Continue reading

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The last post…?

Last Saturday was a huge day in my life history calendar. Six years ago I was diagnosed with multiple Myeloma. Each year that passes makes that day, 4 Feb 2011, more and more significant and makes me more aware how lucky … Continue reading

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Destination: Cure – “it can only grow from here”

In July I attended a Reception for the All Party Parliamentary Group on stem cell transplantation at the Houses of Parliament. This is a group of MPs who support, campaign around and are interested in stem cell transplants, at a … Continue reading

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Relatively normal

      Oh my goodness, how long has it been since I properly wrote anything here? Those of you who are distant strangers may well have feared that I was no longer around. I am! I am still very … Continue reading

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