nine months later

Happy Birthday! Happy birthday to my immune system which was installed in February 2017. Happy birthday to me! on October 31, I survived 255 days post-transplant, beating the odds that were not in my favour, and thus proving evil never dies! It’s certainly been a wild ride these past few months, with countless followup doctors […]

An uneventful transplant

Happy Birthday! I had my new immune system installed on 16 February 2016. It consisted of 5.5 million of my own blood stem cells, which were harvested via a process called Apheresis in October 2016. As I was quite unwell and unwilling/reluctant to continue to the next stage at that time, I agreed with my […]

An Ode To Dexamethsone

  After four months of enduring a particular drug called Dexamethasone – a powerful anti-inflammatory steroid used in the treatment of blood disorders, I finally did away with my last bottle. The comedown from Dex can only be likened to my experiences in clubs during the 90’s, where people of my age group will nod politely […]

The end of Act one, and a nice little pain in the arse. 

I’ve reached the end of stage one chemotherapy treatment for my Amyloid/Myeloma blood disorder. It’s been a trying eighteen weeks of fruitful, painful, hilarious & life questioning experience and change. Today I’m going in for a Bonemarrow Biopsy and spleen scan, the former which shall determine how effective my first part of treatment has been, […]

The “Cancer Death Touch”, and other no-no’s you should be aware of!

  There are so many things you should and shouldn’t do when you’ve got blood cancer. While i’ll save that diatribe for another post, right now I wanted to touch on some things which frustrate me as I go through this ‘experience’. (Let’s not call it a journey folks, unless you’re comparing my journey to […]