Tag Archives: chemotherapy

Thu SCT Day 0

Bear in mind that my days here in hospital begin around 2pm, when I came in, so writing this the morning after is still actually Day 0. Day 0 is the day they give back the stem cells which were … Continue reading

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A weekend of surprises…

Following the successful stem cell collection and a few days of much-needed quiet recovery, I had planned a weekend trip down to London for a family party and to Sissinghurst in Kent for pure pleasure. Although I normally moult quite … Continue reading

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Date changes & details

I’ve just had a call from Sarah at the hospital. The first date the Radiology department can fit my Hickman line is Wed 15 June. This means that the whole stem cell harvest process needs to be put back one … Continue reading

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Up to the minute news… stem cell harvest is GO!

I had a hospital appointment this morning and it’s all systems go with the stem cell harvest. The first date they’ve given me is Thursday 9 June, when they’ll give me an initial chemotherapy treatment as an overnight patient. This … Continue reading

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Let’s talk about hair…

We all have some sort of emotional response about our hair. Women possibly more than men. We style it, cut it, shape it, straighten it, curl it, colour it, put it up in a pony tail or bunches, plait it, … Continue reading

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Stem cell transplant update

I’m starting to feel a bit stronger, getting used to the cycle of medication, how it affects me and understanding when I can plan for more energetic activities and when I’m likely to need to rest… I’m recognising a rhythm … Continue reading

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Forty five!!!!!!!!

Here is a photo of the tablets I will be taking today. Well, as it is now early evening, I have already taken 37 this morning (the top 2 rows), plus two mid-day tablets. Let me introduce you… First, we … Continue reading

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