~ 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.

05 November, 2009

How Exciting.

Later this month my poems are to be published in a book called “A Power Within” It is pleasing to see more than fifty of these poems of love, all together in a beautiful book with it’s rich coloured cover - not I might add, the beautiful photo I leave here for your delight today -and 105 pages, which would look beautiful adorning any coffee table. I am thrilled with the result of the proof and with the superb layout done by Matt Rutherford of http://www.mattrutherford.com/ thank you Matt. More news on the release date will be here later this month.



~ Sunset Photo courtesy of Colin Brown – All Rights Reserved ~

7 comments:

One Woman's Journey said...

Congratulations. You are very talented. The image is beautiful.

Susie Hemingway said...

Thank you so much for saying so Ernestine, I hope we may be able to do something for the Multiple Myeloma charity, so it is exciting times.

Roobeedoo said...

Congratulations!!!!

Judy (Myspace) said...

congratulations my dear friend
that is awesome..... :-)

Dianne West said...

Dianne in Nevada - What wonderful news, Susie! Your poems are all so beautifully written and speak to my soul. I will look forward to purchasing copies of your book for myself and friends.

I do hope Hamada was able to enjoy his birthday this week. Blessings to you both.

Dianne

Minna Van Stone said...

Minna Van Stone Congratulations, Susie. How wonderful your poems will now be available to everyone, even those who don’t have a computer. I am so happy for you. Hamada, your inspiration, can see how your gifts and your dream is come to fruition. Your true love and devotion, in poetry, shared with the world. Truly a gift

Elizabeth @ The Garden Window said...

Oh, well done ! What brilliant news !

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