Getting to Plan B: Road to Recovery

Day +8, roll on the days! My mouth is sore it’ll be difficult to eat and I won’t be talking much today. That is a shame as Susan will be my care nurse today. She is a lovely Irish lady and is married to an Australian and lived in Australia and loves to watch cricket. … Continue reading Getting to Plan B: Road to Recovery

  • 10:58 am
  • December 21, 2011

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