~ 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.

09 September, 2010

Further To The Post Of Yesterday.

Just the best news received today at Hamada's consultation at Lincoln. I felt he was doing well (see below) but to my surprise, the Para Protein results were through and a wonderful drop of 5 !! was recorded and is now at 16. All bloods have improved some. So with bated breath dare I say it looks like Revlimid is working it's magic! This was such a surprise to us, as we did not think we would get these results so soon. Hamada has had just one course of Revlimid so far.

I can hear him in the other room snoring as he has a little nap and if I peep I am sure there is a smile on his face, as there was on the consultant's today. How wonderful is this, such a long time since I have been able to write something positive and far too long since we have had any good news to report. What a warrior!!

8 comments:

Sandy said...

Such good news! I know your heart has lifted some from it and I will continue to align with your intentions that he benefits from this.

feresaknit said...

Oh Susie - I am just soooooo pleased, I even teared up a little when reading! Fantastic! xx

Elizabeth @ The Garden Window said...

Fabulous news indeed :-)

Susie Hemingway said...

Thank you Sandy Yes, my heart has lifted with this encouraging news, something to hope for now.Just keep praying it will continue x

Susie Hemingway said...

@ feresaknit Thank you for being pleased for us - although I would never wish for you to get tearful -not ever x

Roobeedoo said...

FANTASTIC news!

Susie Hemingway said...

@ Elizabeth - It is, and H SO deserves this after such a long while with nothing but a downward trend. Bless you.

Susie Hemingway said...

@ Roobeedoo - How about this then! early days with the Revlimid but at last something to cheer about. All very best wishes.

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