~ 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.

02 July, 2008

I Will Not Be Broken by Jerry White.



It was with great interest that I read "White's" inspirational book after it had been brought to my attention. This book with it's clear steps on how to overcome life's diversities in the face of tragedy felt to me, like it had a place here on this 'blog'. Jerry White talks with great clarity of the unavoidable moment that divides our lives into the "before" and "after" at the point of tragedy or change. About what helps us to emerge stronger and perhaps wiser to reshape our lives in yes a different way, but while we search to recover we emerge even stronger. Many people have sent me mails and comments about my poetry on this 'blog'. About how they have helped in some way. "I Will Not Be Broken" appeals to me greatly and I think it will to some of my readers to.

"This is a compassionate book in " I Will Not Be Broken" Jerry White brings his insight and experience to bear expertly for those facing life's unexpected challenges"

I Will Not Be Broken is on sale @ http://www.amazon.co.uk.

1 comment:

Lissa said...

I read that book and its really inspiring

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