Category : Transplant Journey

Cancer Support

I don’t think we can ever be well prepared to hear the news that someone very near and dear to you has been diagnosed with a ‘terminal illness’. The focus almost immediately falls on the patient but I think the close family needs more support than the patient. I will write my thoughts on this … Continue reading Cancer Support

  • 7:16 pm
  • December 20, 2011

Treatment before the Transplant

Day +6 is another good day. Got more sleep last night. Finally I will get down to write about the treatment before the transplant. Today, I asked my Consultant if this procedure, stem cell transplant is a ‘cure’ or a way to ‘prolong life’. She looks at this as a way for a complete cure, … Continue reading Treatment before the Transplant

  • 2:55 pm
  • December 19, 2011

CML (Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia)

Today I am going to write about by illness. First let me give you a quick update. Day +4; two weeks in hospital about 4 more weeks to go. My energy levels are good and I am doing well. I had a reasonably good nights sleep. The problem is that they wake you up every … Continue reading CML (Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia)

  • 12:31 pm
  • December 17, 2011

Day Zero: The Transplant

Today is Day 3, Friday, December 16. Now we start to count up.  It is awhile since I last wrote and there is much to share and I will go back to Day Zero but before that, here’s a quick update. I am doing well so far, though my blood counts are dropping and I … Continue reading Day Zero: The Transplant

  • 5:24 pm
  • December 16, 2011

My Transplant Journey: Day -2

This is Day -2 for me in Denis Burkitt Ward at St. James Hospital in Dublin, Ireland. They count down to Day Zero (which is Tuesday December 13th, 2011), the date for the Stem Cell Transplant. I have finally got around to writing a blog. I hope anyone going through this procedure may find useful … Continue reading My Transplant Journey: Day -2

  • 5:56 pm
  • December 11, 2011