~ 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, 2009

Finding Something That Chills!

Hamada continues much the same, sleeping his way through most days, bless him. He is trying to conserve/find some energy for a forthcoming special event. Son Matt's
40TH Birthday, when the whole family will be here for a long weekend. We hope to make this a very special occasion and so we need Hamada, if he can of course, to be able to join us - at a very special place, for the evening celebrations. So fingers crossed for that.

I have recently been playing the new CD of Melody Gardot, this music of the 'sleepy Jazz type' that Hamada and I love, it seems to have such a relaxing effect on us both, we imagine dancing together as we did just a few years ago - see my poem "We Dance Again" below.

If you would like something to take your mind of 'horrid things' and I know many readers here do. Try the lovely sound of Melody Gardot and her new CD "My One And Only Thrill" Listen to the enchanting "Our Love Is Easy" and the sensual track of the named album, "My One and Only Thrill" and the very delicious "Deep Within The Corners of My Mind" - I so wished I had written that! The wonderful orchestral backing which is quite perfect runs through these tracks, so if you are stressed and worried, this is indeed, very 'good medicine' as it takes you easily on a much needed journey...

1 comment:

Susie Hemingway said...

Our thanks go to Karen at
www.joyfortheday.blogspot.com for the lovely entry on your web-blog,( 29 May 2009 ) especially for us..and also for the link to another piece of beautiful music and for sending the oh so gentle lyrics.
Thank you very much Karen, such a lovely thoughtful and very kind thing to do.

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