Thursday… More good news!

Yesterday was the annual trip up to King’s College Hospital for my annual check-up. You may recall that all stem cell transplant activity moved from Guy’s to King’s about 18 months ago. I’m pleased to say that all seems well, although the King’s outpatient department seems rather more chaotic than Guy’s! There still seems to […]

Thursday… Good news!

Yesterday saw me getting the train up to Kings College Hospital for my four monthly haematology check up. This was the second time I have been to Kings since the Bone Marrow Transplant unit co-located there. There was a little more organisation, although blood samples (a regular armful!) are taken elsewhere in the hospital first. […]

Wednesday… Of cabbages and King’s (College Hospital)

I had almost forgotten the original purpose of the blog, with all the recent activity, but this month sees two important anniversaries. The first is six years since my bone marrow transplant (BMT) and the second is the fifth anniversary since my relapse and the long shot of the donor lymphocyte infusion that has kept […]

Friday… A reunion of sorts – and a farewell!

Yesterday saw me going up to Guy’s for my four monthly check-up at the late effects clinic for transplant patients. I was delighted to see Mark, who had his transplant at the same time as me (and looking very tanned!), Ian, another patient I have seen over the years, ans well as meeting one person […]

Saturday…mid July!

Yes, still here, but a lot going on at the moment! However I had one of my infrequent check ups last week, at the eye department at St Thomas’s. All seem to be OK, and there seems to have been an improvement in the dryness of my eyes, although they have not recovered sufficiently to […]

Monday… not blogging much :(

Just realised (to my shame) that I haven’t posted here for a while, perhaps indicative that health things are going well! And they seem to be. I have had a number of minor checks to do with the symptoms of GvHd and the consensus seems to be that I am reaching an equilibrium with the […]

Friday… Late Effects Clinic and a trip down memory lane!

Yesterday saw me returning to Guy’s for my check up at Guys. It is 5 years sin ce the donor transplant, and the protocol dictates that I should have a bone marrow biopsy, and on Tuesday I received a phone call saying that one had been booked for me in the Haematology Day Centre. So […]

Tuesday… haematology clinic

It seems ages since I was last at the clinic – probably because it is! All went well, with nothing abnormal found apart from a single liver enzyme taken from my ECP blood test that is 20 times normal value! No explanation especially as everything else was fine. So it is either a false reading […]