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Rusty…

My writing skills… my mental clarity… my English vocabulary… my concentration… my memory… all rather rusty, I’m afraid, after my vacation. Is it the sea water and sunshine perhaps, like an old Fiat car…? Maybe holiday inertia or just being … Continue reading

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The ‘C’ word

I’ve put off writing this post for a few weeks because I’ve been getting my own head around the ramifications, before sharing it with the world and having to deal with people’s reactions, as much as anything else. At my … 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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Pricks and possibilities…

I went to see the nurse at my GP surgery on Monday for the first of a round of new vaccinations I need now that it’s six months following the stem cell transplant, which would have wiped out all the … Continue reading

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Happy Anniversary!

Following a stem cell transplant, they count the days starting with Day 0, D +1, etc. I’ve no idea what day post-transplant it is now, but I do know that today is Year +1. Yes, it’s the anniversary of my diagnosis on … Continue reading

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Devastated!

Tuesday morning rolled in with a new, faint sense of excitement as finally I was going to my first counselling appointment with Mandy at the Maggies Centre that morning, and that afternoon I would be starting a PTLLS course (Preparing … Continue reading

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Four months along – update

On Sunday 4 December, it was exactly 4 months after the transplant of my stem cells and I’ve not written anything for a month, so it’s time for an update. You may recall I am on the Myeloma XI trial and … Continue reading

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