~ Poems of Love ~

The following poems have been written by me, for my husband Hamada, who suffered from Multiple Myeloma [IgG Kappa] a cancer of the plasma cells, which are found in the bone marrow. After many months of chemotherapy, contracting pneumonia twice, once given only twelve hours to live and having three bad fractures to his spine and also showing in his Pelvis, he made it to four years seven months. The Multiple Myeloma attacked his Kidneys first showing at diagnosis in May 2006 leaving Hamada only a small percentage of kidney function. He never complained, using his most amazing smile even when I knew he had severe pain. Hamada underwent a Stem Cell Transplant using his own 'harvested stem cells' . During October 2007 he spent seventeen days in the "Centre For Clinical Haematology" at Nottingham City Hospital UK. where he achieved this transplant. We had a scare at six months after transplant, when told 'the beast was back' but subsequent tests showed a partial remission. Again in early 2009 it was confirmed that Hamada was out of remission He fought again during 2010 with newer chemo type drugs. First with Velcade and then with Revlimid but to no avail. His Kidneys were failing further and Hamada chose not to have dialysis. This blog contains poems and updates, written for Hamada, telling of our life together.
Now a beautiful book has been published, see http://www.susiehemingway.com/books/
showing Hamada's personal fight against Multiple Myeloma in the first fifty 'poems of love' written by me his wife. I hope you like these poems of love and also 'our story' dedicated to Hamada, who passed away peacefully at home on 23 November 2010 after a most courageous fight against Multiple Myeloma.

28 May, 2007

Can You Please Get Well.





Grandpa please, can you get well
please remember take your pills,
listen what the doctors say,
you must get stronger every day.


I love you so, I love the way,
you chat to me all the day,
for you are kind, you teach me lots,
and when you're fine you laugh a lot.


We practise chess, and shoot at goal,
I wish you'd stay until you're old,
sometimes you kick, and then you fall,
never minding, not at all.


Grandpa please can you get well,
you must you see, to catch my ball.
Grandpa please take all your pills,
cause who will feed the fish you see,
if you're no longer here with me.


Your twinkling eyes that laugh with me,
the fun we have at Grandma's teas!
Grandpa please can you get well,
please remember all your pills...


@ Copyright 2007

5 comments:

Sandrine said...

We always say that they have a special bond... this poem sums it all up. My little man needs his grandpa so...
Sandrine

Susie Hemingway said...

Thank you Sandrine - how right you are.

Anonymous said...

Such love is so wonderful. I have always looked for this - Pippa K

emmanuel said...

I have really enjoyed reading all your wonderful poems and being able to look back on times that bring back so many memories. All of the poeple that have known grandpa will love them too. Thank you for all the poems you write as I feel really relaxed and happy when I read them.

Susie Hemingway said...

Thank you my dearest Emmanuel, I am so pleased that my little poems bring back some memories and help you to feel relaxed and happy about this situation. It is with your continuous love for your Grandpa that I know helps him to remain strong enough to stay with us. Look how well he is doing. It is all our care and love, doing the best we can everyday and that includes those wonderful school reports that bring such pride and joy to Grandpa...all these things spur him on to another day. We pray that he will remain well and with us for a very long time. Thank you dear Grandson, for your very lovely comments under this poem which was taken from the words spoken by you, one weekend when staying at "Hemingway".
Love For Always Grandma x
Emmanuel is 9 years.

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