~ 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 September, 2010

Hamada and Susie at Recent Family Celebration.

Hamada attending a recent family celebration with courage and dignity, staying for three hours and enjoying an evening of laughter, fun, good music and wonderful food. What a complete star!


Margaret said...

I think you you both are Stars with a capital "s." Lovely photo, Susie!

aslan said...

Very healthy, extraordinarily beautiful photographs...
Best wishes and affection..

Susie Hemingway said...

Thank you Margaret - How kind your comment.

@ Aslan: Bless you for your very generous comment. Sincere regards to you.

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Michael Morse said...

Looking good. Scratch that, looking great! Best wishes for the future.

Nick said...

Susie -

You both look great!

I just landed at Heathrow for an all too brief trip to London (just a few days). I know you are elsewhere in the UK and probably too far for us to connect but I have been thinking of you and did want to reach out in the odd chance that you might be somewhere nearby!

If you are, please email me at nvandyk1 at earthlink dot net.

I hope Hamada (and you of course!) is feeling great!!

Warm regards,


Susie Hemingway said...

@ Nick - Hope you got my email.

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