~ 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.

22 July, 2007

Home Again

Hamada and Ian

Hamada returned home after an eight day stay in Lincoln Hospital, he is still weak but so much better after the good care and attention received . Thanks to the amazing team in A and E - also to Mr Bowen and particularly to the young house Doctor - he knows- without naming- who went to extraordinary lengths to help sort out the many problems that arose - especially with the medications. Thanks also to the great team of nurses on 'Dixon', we could never do without your continuing patience and superb care. How grateful we are.


Nesrine EL-Berakdar said...

Dear Auntie Susie,
I didn't know that you had such a beautiful talent. These poems are absolutely great. I loved all of them but most importantly I loved the one about Mamilat :) tears were just running down my cheeks. By the way I named my baby after her. Her name is Nadra. Nadra Marina. I hope to come and visit you sometime, you are also very welcome to come and visit me in the States. I will keep in touch. Lots and lots of love and kisses.

Susie Hemingway said...

Thank you so much Dear Nesrine,for such lovely comments on my Poems for Hamada, I am so very pleased that you particulary enjoyed 'Al Byt-Al Kabeer' it is so pleasing to have these sincere words from one of Mamilat precious Grand-daughters, and I thank you for them.

Esraa Zaytoun - Egypt said...

I love your page on blogspot from Esraa.

Susie Hemingway said...

Dear Esraa, thank you for your comments and also on 'facebook' all best wishes to you.

Anonymous said...

Amr Youssef from Egypt loves the poems and the words here.

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