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Striving for Balance

Endeavouring to find balance seems to be my current new way of life… and doing a lot of wobbling in the process. On a medical level, the doctors have been striving for balance of the Ciclosporin (immune-suppressant) dosage. They needed to … Continue reading

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A Heath Robinson affair

On Fri 11 May, I went to the radiotherapy department for a planning session for the Total Body Irradiation (TBI) that I would have the following Tuesday. At City Hospital there seem to be a number of Radiology departments. Where … 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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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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