~ 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 April, 2009

Through My Eyes - by Susie Hemingway

The music, distant, dusty but ours from years ago...

fills my mind and soul
my toes in shiny heels do tap,
my face in smiles my hands do clap,
and through my eyes, absorbed and clear
such beautiful faces, sitting here,
these sparkling eyes, this crowded room,
so young, peaceful, handsome, so alive...
just enjoying each other, just being together.
I hear their laughter I place my hand on his,
through my eyes I see them here
through my eyes I see it all...

All rights reserved @ 2009. - Written about the evening of the 18 April 2009


Anonymous said...

that is so lovely susie - 'through my eyes' sums up the evening perfectly
laura xxx

Susie Hemingway said...

Thanks Laura...just a little 'muse' or reflection on a perfect scene...a wonderful evening. X

Minna Van Stone said...

I am hoping all is calm on the health front, I do love your poems and have been reading them for a while now. Minna Van Stone

Michael Morse said...

Another wonderful moment spent reading your words. Thanks again!

I'd like to invite you to join our EMS/A&E Blog Carnival called The Handover. You can give it a look at my site, www.rescuing-providence.blogspot.com. The people who run it have asked me to host next months edition and choose a topic. I've chosen "Partners" as my theme. I know that you and Hamada are not employed in our field, but people like you are the very reason we believe we have the greatest job in the world. When I think of Partners, you are at the top of the list!

If you have a favorite you would like to share I'd be honored to include it in my post. If this is something you are not comfortable with, that's okay, I understand completely.

J said...

I can see this with you and through your eyes, it sounded a good evening. J x

Susie Hemingway said...

Thank you Minna, I know you have linked my poems to your Prayer Chain, I do hope they are enjoyed, and give courage to all who read them. Sincere Regards.

Susie Hemingway said...

Thanks to J and to Michael for your comments. Michael, as you will see I have dedicated the next poem " Breath Of Life-My Partner" to the Blog Carnival and to all the Paramedics/Firefighters, we have much to thank our Paramedics for!!

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