Tag Archives: death

Four years on

As you’ll be aware if you’re a regular reader, there hasn’t been much ‘regular’ reading going on here for some time. But, today is the four year anniversary of my myeloma diagnosis, so it warrants acknowledgement at the very least. … Continue reading

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The sadness of so many losses

I began writing this a couple of months ago but didn’t finish the draft I’d started. Today though I’ve been reminded again of the sadness of loss; it comes and goes with a regular dull rhythm. On this Spring Equinox, … Continue reading

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Why I won’t be getting run over by a bus any time soon!

Originally posted on Wendy's World:
How many times have I heard that I could get run over by a bus any time or other such platitudes about how none of us know when our number is up when I…

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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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Mindful dying query

                 While I was on a roll, talking about death and dying, meditation and mindfulness, I have a query that I hope you may be able to help solve. I recall hearing a story or a piece … Continue reading

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A meditative death

I found this post today on the InterDependence Project‘s blog, written by Nancy Thompson, about how Lou Reed died. (The InterDependence Project is a secular Buddhist Centre in New York). I want to share it for anyone else facing their own death … 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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