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Some cycling, a phone call and a decision

Tuesday 14 June was a beautiful day, sun shining, 20 degrees, energy and eagerness abounding, so my friend and I took to our bikes and cycled to Elvaston Castle, where we found a secret (well, it felt like a secret) … Continue reading

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The backwardness of writing

Not sure what to call this entry, but I guess a title will occur to me once I see what I’ve written. I love the backwardness of writing… It feels like an age since I wrote anything, but just checking … 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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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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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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