Tag Archives: cannula

Blurred lines…?

So, with my new resolve to write shorter, more frequent posts, here’s the next one… My Hickman line half fell out on Friday 13 June. I don’t believe the date was to blame. I do wonder though, if perhaps nurse … 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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January 2013

January 2013 marks eight months post-transplant, so time for an update… I’m well and truly over the virus I had over New Year… and the accompanying anxiety. My blood counts remain good. I don’t even look at the results now. The … Continue reading

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Just when you think it’s safe…

It’s over 7 months since the transplant and I’ve been very lucky… 100% chimerism, undetectable myeloma, very mild GvHD and no serious infections. Until now… For the past three days I’ve had an increasingly painful sore throat, with a phlegmy … Continue reading

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Velcade administration

Because I wrote the last update in a state of sleeplessness, I was bound to miss  a few details, so this is just a quick appendix. As soon as Velcade was mentioned for treatment, I asked about receiving it subcutaneously, … Continue reading

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Tue-Fri SCT Days 19-22

On Tuesday, I had an appointment with the specialist nurse at the hospital. The friend who normally accompanies me wasn’t available, so I drove myself. I was told that my neutrophil count is now within normal range, so it’s ok … Continue reading

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