Category Archives: Fun, play & adventure

Recording my anniversary

I’ve not written a blog post for ages. Lots of stuff, both medical and fun, has happened and is happening. Nothing serious or life-threatening on the medical side, although the visit from the Critical Care Unit nurse while I was … Continue reading

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One hundred Likes!

I’ve just received notification from WordPress that I’ve had a total of 100 Likes on my blog posts. Number one hundred came in the form of my good friend, Wendy who also blogs and for your prize… you get to … Continue reading

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Welcome to the breasts, balls and bone blood gang

We met at a Mindfulness course at the Maggie’s Centre in Nottingham. I will write separately about the course, what I got from it and how I use mindfulness in my life these days – that deserves a whole post … Continue reading

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Ten things I learnt in Spain…

          For some light relief, let me share some of the challenges, joys and startling insights that I encountered while in Barcelona and Girona, in Spain for five days last week… 1. If I want to climb Girona‘s medieval … 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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List for Living review

After a few rather downbeat posts, it’s time to reinvigorate my blog, my attitude, my faithful followers and not least of all, myself! As previous readers will know, I have created a List for Living. I keep it updated, but … 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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Vacation rules

I’m posting this, sitting in my car at Dover docks, waiting to board a ferry to France, for my Grand Tour of Italy. Number 8 on my List for Living is to drive through Italy on my very own ‘Room … Continue reading

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Joyeux anniversaire à moi!

I’ve done it! I’ve survived the first year post-allogeneic (unrelated donor) stem cell transplant. That’s really quite something to celebrate, especially as I’ve not just survived, but I’m doing pretty well… you might even say thriving! Thursday 16 May was … Continue reading

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The backwardness of writing

Not sure what to call this entry, but I guess a title will occur to me once I see what I’ve written. I love the backwardness of writing… It feels like an age since I wrote anything, but just checking … Continue reading

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