The taste just slips awayTaste – RideAnyone for high dose gin therapy?On March 6th 2013, 4 years ago today, I had a drip infusion of “high dose” melphalan; the first part , and really the main event, of my stem cell transplant. (The actual transplant, …
There is an app I have on my mobile telephone, which I like to call The-Most-Depressing-App-In-My-Phone-That-I-Cannot-Bring-Myself-To-Delete-Because-I-Am-A-Tortured-Soul. Perhaps I like being reminded of my years of good health, or perhaps I really am a tortured soul. Not that I could ever forget the importance of today’s date, but said app would make it next to impossible […]
Today marks three years since Myeloma officially came into my life. It’s three years since that junior doctor cried as she sat at the foot of my bed whilst she broke the bad news to my family and me. Is it an anniversary worth celebrating? No. It is however a significant milestone in my life […]
Today I am officially three years old. Three years ago today I had a stem cell transplant which is the main reason I’m still here. Celebrations today were extremely low key, unlike two years ago or even last year. Three good friends … Continue reading →
As you’ll be aware if you’re a regular reader, there hasn’t been much ‘regular’ reading going on here for some time. But, today is the four year anniversary of my myeloma diagnosis, so it warrants acknowledgement at the very least. … Continue reading →
Poems – Tricky
Some things are best remembered, others are best forgotten.
I read an email today of a post from a friend’s myeloma blog. (The post, coincidentally, is dated yesterday). She begins
“Five years ago today our life was totally transformed. I clearly remember sitting in the Consultant’s room… with him telling me…”
I don’t think any more of it, until an hour later when I am walking down the street, and it occurs to me that the (2nd) anniversary of my myeloma diagnosis is approaching too. When was the fateful phone call, I wonder?
And then it strikes me. It was July 17th. Yesterday. Yesterday I was busy flying home from New York. Yesterday I was busy writing something for a client. Yesterday I was talking with builders and architects. Yesterday I was out for pizza with my children. Yesterday, I forgot.
Oh rapture. I can’t tell you how good I feel.
Five years ago today our life was totally transformed. I clearly remember sitting in the Consultant’s room in Wycombe Hospital with him telling me that unfortunately the Bone Marrow Biopsy that he had been so sure would come back clear, … Continue reading →
I am thirty years old. I have just turned thirty years old. It is no coincidence. Today, the 24 May, happens to be my birthday. Great Stuff. Super. Cool.. I would prefer if it were not my birthday today. I would have said the same thing last year, but I will say it again, I […]
I’ve not written a blog post for ages. Lots of stuff, both medical and fun, has happened and is happening. Nothing serious or life-threatening on the medical side, although the visit from the Critical Care Unit nurse while I was … Continue reading →
I began writing this a couple of months ago but didn’t finish the draft I’d started. Today though I’ve been reminded again of the sadness of loss; it comes and goes with a regular dull rhythm. On this Spring Equinox, … Continue reading →