Category Archives: Emotional health

On being judged

Trigger Warning: This is a rant. There is some mild swearing. I am angry! I have had a rather upsetting little contretemps with a so-called friend… It happened after I posted this on Facebook: “Today will include hair colouring (if I … Continue reading

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Mindful dying query

                 While I was on a roll, talking about death and dying, meditation and mindfulness, I have a query that I hope you may be able to help solve. I recall hearing a story or a piece … Continue reading

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18 month post-transplant review

Today is 18 months to the day after my allogeneic transplant. It’s my 18-month-iversary! I’m alive, pretty well for the most part, looking and feeling good. So today is worthy of a celebration, although it is more of a quiet … Continue reading

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Strange times

After a few celebratory posts about living, I need to return to the sleep apnoea saga… I know some of you are avidly awaiting the next instalment. However, first, I want to share something strange… Having returned my jet pack-styled … Continue reading

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A pity party? No, a damn good myeloma party!

A pity party is one “in which you spend your time feeling sorry for yourself and whining endlessly about how crappy your life is.” (as defined by Urban Dictionary). It would be very easy and understandable for any of us … Continue reading

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Identity shift

On 16 April, I was eleven months post-transplant. That’s almost a year! And what a celebration I’m going to have for my one-year anniversary, on 16 May! But for now, I’m quite content with quietly appreciating how well things are … Continue reading

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Devastated!

Tuesday morning rolled in with a new, faint sense of excitement as finally I was going to my first counselling appointment with Mandy at the Maggies Centre that morning, and that afternoon I would be starting a PTLLS course (Preparing … Continue reading

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