It’s been over three years since my last post. I have remained in good health, survived Covid unscathed and been doubly vaccinated. Held down a full-time teaching job. I have continued to have bimonthly haematology consultations and twice yearly renal consultations together with associated blood tests. Everything has been stable until this week …. My … Continue reading “Out of the Blue”
Today I went to Nottingham. This important visit was to meet with the medical team at Nottingham City Hospital who are overseeing the next phase of my treatment. That being the production, extraction and reinsertion of my stem cells back into my body either side of some intensive chemotherapy to destroy the remaining Myeloma cells. … Continue reading Next Steps
Each Tuesday and Friday they take blood. This is sent to Haematology for testing ahead of my Valcade injections. The values obtained determine the dose of Valcade, though in practice they work in arrears i.e. Today's Valcade relies on Tuesday's results. What are they measuring? My booklet records 4 values denoted Hb, WBC, Plts and … Continue reading Hb, WBC, Plts & Neuts?
The hospital wards at Lincoln County Hospital are named after local areas of importance. The Haematology / Oncology Ward where I have been for the past two weeks is known as the Waddington Unit and named after the famous airbase. For the past two weeks I have been in a side ward, but yesterday was … Continue reading Waddington Unit
Just over two weeks ago we were enjoying life on the equator and soaking up the sun on Diani Beach, South of Mombasa in Kenya and visiting Nairobi. I had just accepted the role of Head of ICT at International School Seychelles in the middle of the Indian Ocean - we were moving there … Continue reading Shrinking World