Tag Archives: Anthony Nolan

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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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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Infection alert!

Friday morning, 4 April, saw me not-quite-leaping, more like cautiously rolling my stiff self, out of bed at an early hour to go off to volunteer at a Register & Be A Lifesaver [R&BE] stem cell register recruitment event at … Continue reading

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Injured in the line of duty…

You might think that no posts from this quarter means no interesting news. You’d be wrong… Mostly I’ve been so busy and so high and unable to concentrate due to the effects of steroids, that I’ve either not found/made the … 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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31 Fresh Marrows!

Tuesday 11 December sees me up with the lark, around 7:30. A rare occurrence these days. I’m on my way to the Medical School at Nottingham University, linked to the Queens Medical Centre, just three miles down the road, to … Continue reading

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