Tag Archives: Dexamethasone

Ten things I learnt in Spain…

          For some light relief, let me share some of the challenges, joys and startling insights that I encountered while in Barcelona and Girona, in Spain for five days last week… 1. If I want to climb Girona‘s medieval … Continue reading

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Travellin’ shoes

Norway was amazing. My worries and anxieties came to nought in the end. I was never cold and only fell over once, in lovely soft snow. All the gear I bought did exactly what was required. Ice grippers are a … Continue reading

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Rituximab

No, this is not a high-scoring Scrabble word. If it were, it’d be worth 20 points… 40 on a Double Word. If I managed to get the X to land on a Triple Letter, it’d go up to 72, plus … Continue reading

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Blame it on the Dex… and other effects

The joys of Dex! I’m now off all medication – not even taking any vitamins or supplements – I just wanted a break before the next round of treatment and medication starts. I started writing this quite a few weeks ago … Continue reading

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Pricks and possibilities…

I went to see the nurse at my GP surgery on Monday for the first of a round of new vaccinations I need now that it’s six months following the stem cell transplant, which would have wiped out all the … Continue reading

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Next line of treatment

After consulting Dr Cathy Williams last Monday, this is how they want to proceed with treatment: Velcade and Dexamethasone, plus Lansoprazole and Aciclovir. Velcade is administered intravenously, twice a week for two weeks, then one week off in a cycle of … Continue reading

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Mixed feelings and good results!

From previous posts, you’ll know that my blood and urine results have all been very positive. They take about two weeks to be sent away for analysis. So the other day I called Sarah, one of the specialist nurses at the … Continue reading

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