~ 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.

15 April, 2010

They Do The Trick!

Well the friendly G-CSF injections have done their work, Hamada is now able to receive more Velcade starting again with a reduced amount on Monday next. We are delighted to say that the Para Protein/M-spike is still slowly coming down and is now at 14.5 this means Hamada is just about on track to meet the 50% reduction- insisted by NICE after the first four cycles - with two more cycles to go and one extra Velcade push in hand.
There is also an improvement in kidney function. We are feeling a good deal lighter in our spirits and Hamada seems much better in himself, he does love to sleep a lot but is still smiling. He thanks everyone for their good wishes and always reads the comments so kindly left here. Thank you all.

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Lorna said...

I love reading good news. I am truly pleased for you both. I hope the numbers keeping going down.

Frugal Life UK said...

Hi Susie, I've had a good mooch around your blog and was so touched and so moved, God bless you both and all my prayers for your family xxxx

Elizabeth @ The Garden Window said...

Now that is news to brighten my day !

aslan said...

Hamada seems very healty.I beleive love and smilling just he done!
I wish you a beautiful and happy weekend for both of you!

Please see the love power on his faces.

With love and respect

Susie Hemingway said...

Thank you Lorna, we have a long long way to go this time but as long as the readings go down we are delighted - best wishes to you both.

Susie Hemingway said...

@ Frugal Life, Thank you for popping by - and for taking time from your busy life to comment here. I hope you visit again.

Susie Hemingway said...

@ Elizabeth @ The Garden Window.
Thank you for your constant support.

Susie Hemingway said...

@ Aslan, Bless you for your charming comments and very kind words. So nice to have them entered here.

Roobeedoo said...

Brilliant news! And looking good too (well he always does, but you know what I mean!)

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