The first manifestation of which I was aware of in Multiple Myeloma was the severe pain in my right shoulder. This became apparent in December. I naturally roll over to my right when I am going to sleep at night and I began to notice that this was becoming increasingly sore and uncomfortable. By February [...]
In the English vernacular" I'm knackered". After three days out of the last four days on the road I'm exhausted. A sign of my illness no doubt as well as the variable sleep patterns over the weekend. I had enough energy to walk to the doctor for my weekly INR this morning where my blood [...]
The blackbird chirps away behind my window. Gladly greeting the morning. Regret not taking the sleeping tablet. It's been a steroid sleep. Wakeful hours. Toilet trips. Soon the midsummer sun will rise. A new day. An Abingdon day. Here to celebrate. A birthday. Nineteen Years on. Happy Birthday Son!
I have a new ally in the fight against sleeplessness. Following several weeks of disrupted sleep I have got prescribed some sleeping tablets. So welcome on board a new drug to be taken as and when necessary. The drug is Zoplicone. The drug has the advantage of helping me to sleep without leaving me drowsy [...]
It's 3am. I should be fast asleep I am not. I've tossed and turned in vain. My stomach in knots. The morning is still far off. I await the grey of dawn. Another day. This is the longest I've been ill. A lack of feeling whole. It seems never ending Will I ever be well [...]
Progress is being made and I continue to remain healthy and better than I have been for several months in so many ways. The chemotherapy is working but there is a battle going on, inside a drugs war against my very own mutant cells. The bad guys, Myeloma Cells, are being taken out but there [...]
A progress update at the end of the second cycle.
Three weeks on from my previous Sunday Summary and a chance to take stock of where things are. This is a summary which is a good stopping off point if you are interested but don't want to wade through all my posts. I am now very much out of hospital and undergoing chemotherapy as an outpatient. I [...]
It's just gone 4:30am as I write this. Just after dawn here, the early morning light peeking through the curtains. This is the start of the day for me now, the time when I am awake in my new reality. It's become habit. It started in hospital - about now is when the nurses would [...]
Two nights of tests and a lot of tests yesterday are taking their toll - with odd sleeps / naps / snoozes built in a long they way - though I hsve never been good at sleeping in the day. It's just too light - especially so far North as we move rapidly towards the [...]
The nights have been a bit hellish hear in hospital. The staff are lovely and I cannot fault their dedication and kindness - day or night. Early in my stay I picked up a tummy bug - Noro Virus and truthfully this probably was the straw that broke the camels back in regard to my [...]