Tag Archives: mini-allo

Keeping my eye on the ball

One of the vulnerabilities for patients after a donor transplant is Pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP). According to Wiki: “Pneumocystis is commonly found in the lungs of healthy people, but, being a source of opportunistic infection, it can cause a lung infection in people with a weak … Continue reading

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The transplant process starts here…

Last week I was in the Netherlands, where I found myself in a weird detached state, not able/wanting to fully interact with the people around me. This was partly due to spending a lot of time not understanding what was … Continue reading

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“A walk in the park…”

These were the words uttered by my consultant a couple of weeks ago, in relation to my forthcoming allogeneic (donor) stem cell transplant… “It will be like a walk in the park compared to the autologous (my own cells) transplant.” … Continue reading

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Allogeneic SCT – more detail

On Monday I had my last visit to the Myeloma clinic. On Mon 23 April, I’m moving up to the very exclusive BMT (Bone Marrow Transplant) New Patients clinic. This is where I’ll find out more details about the forthcoming allogeneic … Continue reading

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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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