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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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Drug dealing

Before I overwhelm you and me both with all that’s been happening medically in the last few weeks/months (if I ever get around to actually writing it up)… I’d like to share a bit of naughtiness I got up to … Continue reading

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2013 in review – just because I can!

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Thank you all for reading, following and commenting. I began this blog mostly for me, but things change and with the positive feedback from readers, I now … Continue reading

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Bronchoscopy for lung GVHD

Rather than trying to find the time to catch up and do things in the correct chronological order, I’m just going to post this now. A lot of health issues have gradually come to the surface over the past few … Continue reading

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Legs eleven…

No, I haven’t started playing Bingo! But I do have a new problem to report… it’s my legs… well, it’s my arms and legs… Since around April this year, all my limb muscles have become very tight and stiff. You … 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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Sea-salted star-stuff… gifts and miracles

“The cosmos is within us. We are made of star-stuff. We are a way for the universe to know itself.” ― Carl Sagan I’d like to share something written by my friend Rebecca (with an acknowledged nod to Carl Sagan), who is still in … 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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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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