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Blurred lines…?

So, with my new resolve to write shorter, more frequent posts, here’s the next one… My Hickman line half fell out on Friday 13 June. I don’t believe the date was to blame. I do wonder though, if perhaps nurse … Continue reading

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Infection alert!

Friday morning, 4 April, saw me not-quite-leaping, more like cautiously rolling my stiff self, out of bed at an early hour to go off to volunteer at a Register & Be A Lifesaver [R&BE] stem cell register recruitment event at … Continue reading

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Vlog #2: Admitted to hospital

I’ve just spent eight days in hospital due to a serious infection via my Hickman line. I’m in the midst of writing about it, but having difficulty concentrating, so it may take some time. In the meantime, here’s a little … Continue reading

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Bronchoscopy for lung GVHD

Rather than trying to find the time to catch up and do things in the correct chronological order, I’m just going to post this now. A lot of health issues have gradually come to the surface over the past few … Continue reading

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Boiling down south

Sadly, the title of this post bears no relation to weather conditions up north, down south or otherwise… I’d have to go a lot further south. On Tuesday, I was driving down the M1 while the non-drama of my light … Continue reading

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“Thou art a boil, a plague sore, an embossed carbuncle in my corrupted blood.”

– William Shakespeare, King Lear Okay, that’s it for the supremely apt (with the corrupted blood and all) highbrow culture… Now let’s get down to the nitty-gritty, lowbrow, down-to-earth, graphic bit… I have a boil on my back. Below are … 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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