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Drug dealing

Before I overwhelm you and me both with all that’s been happening medically in the last few weeks/months (if I ever get around to actually writing it up)… I’d like to share a bit of naughtiness I got up to … Continue reading

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Striving for Balance

Endeavouring to find balance seems to be my current new way of life… and doing a lot of wobbling in the process. On a medical level, the doctors have been striving for balance of the Ciclosporin (immune-suppressant) dosage. They needed to … Continue reading

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Long time no write…

The days go by and turn into weeks and somehow I’ve not been motivated to write. It’s been hard to gather my thoughts and know what I want to say. Even harder to stay focused on one set of thoughts … 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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Stem cell transplant

I won’t be ready for a stem cell transplant for some months yet. I think they wait until the drugs I’m currently taking have made sufficient impact on the myeloma cells. I am also not emotionally ready to really face … Continue reading

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Cocktail anyone…?

So… I was invited to take part in a clinical trial for the treatment of myeloma. The trial is a randomised comparison between the currently used combination of drugs and a newer, hopefully more effective set. The main benefit of … Continue reading

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Drugs… just say NO!

Unlike other cancers, where there is a solid tumour, I have been told, there is the chance to take a breath, assess and make decisions about which sort of treatment and when… With Myeloma, they have to act fast, as … Continue reading

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