~ 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.

04 June, 2007

Emmanuel's Message for Grandpa.

Manu made this little paper boat for his Grandpa - It says Cancer - Boo and Hiss.


Sandrine said...

Being only 7 is a wondeful thing... Manu is determined he will find a cure for Grandpa's cancer... kidney beans are on the list amongst other things!

Matt Rutherford said...

Who Knows? Kidney beans could be hiding a cure! Break out the chilli con carne!

Susie Hemingway said...

I wish I wish, if only.

Amen said...

Have today starting a diet of daily 'Kidney beans' Love you manu,
from Grandpa

Anonymous said...

Ellie says - Reading some of your stuff has just reduced me to tears in the office....spesh Manu's cancer boat....Auntie Sus, you really do have a natural talent with language - your poems are a joy to all of us - thank you.

Susie Hemingway said...

Thank you Ellie, perhaps you all inspire me.

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