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What happens next?

Although I’ve hinted, I’ve not yet written about what happens after this round of treatment on Velcade. Those of you with Myeloma or other blood cancers will know or guess what’s on the cards, but for the rest of you, … Continue reading

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Thu SCT Day 0

Bear in mind that my days here in hospital begin around 2pm, when I came in, so writing this the morning after is still actually Day 0. Day 0 is the day they give back the stem cells which were … Continue reading

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Wed SCT Day -1

This is apparently Day -1… hospital terminology for the day before the stem cells are transplanted. It’s actually the early hours of Day 0, as I’m awake in the middle of the night. (SCT = Stem Cell Transplant). Day -1 … 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 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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