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Hi, anyone reading this. Arrived in hospital today to get a stem cell transplant for leakaemia. Not certain whether i will be able to do any sort of exercise during my expected 6 week stay here but i am fairly certain doing something like the Squat Challenge that i have taken up will be some sort of motivation to keep things going. I have recently completed the 10 mile challenge which i completed in an hour and 58 minutes and after training extensively for that i now find that i will not be able to run again for some time. I hope to be able to do some exercise during the treatment i receive in hospital so i will try and stay positive during my stay. Looks like i will be getting 9 days of progressively intensive chemotherapy to start with to kill off my immune system and whatever remains of my bone marrow. I have had chemo at another hospital before coming to this one for 10 months, but this is the only hospital here that does stem cell transplants. Anyway, let's see how i get on.

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Hospital Exercise - 66

Good day all. It seems a while since i last posted information on 23rd July. There hasn't been that much going on inbetween then and now but i have enough info now to make up something. First thing that happened in August was on the 18th when i had a ...

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Hi to anyone still reading this.  As had happened over the previous month anything of significance regarding the hospital visits has happened in the middle to the end of this month so i apologise if this seems late. There isn't any point in putting  ou...

Hospital Exercise - 64

Good day all. Hope anyone reading this is ok and enjoyed last week ends Platinum Jubillee. Some great things to remember, especially Her Majesty The Queen with Paddington Bear. All good stuff. Not a lot happening in the first half of May after the last...

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Good day all. Hope all well with everyone reading this. Bit of a change to things envisaged since the previous blog on 6th April '22. I was expecting to send in a photo of the head wound to the dermatology crowd on the 25th April but it happened prior...

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Good day all. Ref to the last blog and getting a 4th Covid jab - this happened on the 13th March - loads of people lined up to get jabs as it was a Sunday. 15th March i got a phone call from the Dermatology Unit at the hospital telling me they had me ...

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Hello again. Not too much happened since last blog post on 17th February '22. I was supposed to be getting a visit to the Dermatology Dept in the hospital on the 23rd February, to get biopsies taken of areas on my head which have previously been seen a...

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Hello all. Good visit to hospital on 15th Feb ' 22. Bloods were up big time apart from the platelets which seem to be lagging behind. It looks as though i might actually have an immune system that should be worth something at last. Neutrophils and whit...

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Good evening all. After the last blog (58) on 11th January 2022 we get to the next visit to hospital which had been arranged for the 18th January. At this stage i had been off the steroid pills for several weeks and was on the last day of the anti-sick...

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Happy New Year all. Hope this year is a good one for everybody and that we can get the right side of this Covid business.  Visit to hospital on the 4th January 2022 showed no more information than expected from the bone marrow biopsy taken late last y...

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Hallo everyone. Hope you have all had a great Christmas despite what has been going on with Covid and the latest version of it. More to the point, i hope no one following this has unfortunately got covid.  The last 2 months have been pretty up and down...

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Good evening. Back after a longer than expected spell away. Apologies for not writing anything but my efforts in moving house at the end of last month along with what i had assumed was a fair reduction in running mileage since the end of September did ...

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Hi all. Good visit to hospital on Tuesday 28th but left writing this until completed running on last day of this month. Blood figures have all gone down but the doctors were not particularly bothered with that. More importantly was whether or not there...

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Tuesday 21st September 2021 Good evening all. Firstly i have to apologise for no blog for more than 3 weeks. Blog 53 advised i would be back into the hospital for another visit 3 weeks after 25th August '21. There were so many people for appointments ...

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25.08.21 Good day all. Good visit to hospital yesterday. No signs left on my arms or hands, or anywhere else concerning the last bout of rash and sunburn. Bloods all ok considering all the different medication pills i am on. I hav'nt actually counted t...

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Hi everyone. Good news ref to the condition i had with the chronic graft versus host disease. Practically all signs of where the rash and sunburn were showing on my arms and other areas has cleared up. Still on a good dose of steroids and the new drug ...

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1st covid-19 jab given me on 2nd June 2021. No particular problems noticed in days following the jab other than a sore upper arm for 2 to 3 days. Did'nt bother taking any panadol for it either. 8th June 2021 visit to hospital: glad i left early to get ...

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Another visit to the hospital after two weeks on the 25th May 2021. All the usual things carried out; bloods, blood pressure, temperature, weight. Bloods were all down apart from the platelets which were slightly up. Haemoglobin 12.1, White cells 3.7, ...

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11th May 2021 - Yesterdays two weekly visit to the hospital did not produce anything particularly exciting other than the doctor i see advised that they were arranging for me to get an earlier than expected Covid - 19 jab. I was not expecting to get and...

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Todays visit to hospital after two weeks showed bloods generally ok and apparently stabilizing - so i was advised: Haemoglobin 13.3 (down), Platelets 73 (up), Neutrophils 4.2 (up), White cells 4.7 (up).  Went for a Lung Function Test while i was waitin...

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2 weeks since i have attended the hospital for bloods and a general check over. There was a lot of activity between myself and the hospital by phone and text during last week but at least i did not have to go in. Today the visit was good, i had the usu...

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Hallo again. Happy Easter everyone. Apologies for no write up yesterday but certain things are happening which stopped me from putting anything down here yesterday evening.  The latest info from the hospital is that i do not have to go in every Tuesday...

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Another good week and another good day at the hospital. Bloods this week - Haemoglobin up to 13.3, white cells down to 4.6, neutrophils down to 4.0, platelets slightly up to 57. Doctor was happy with this and advised that i was doing pretty good. I did...

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A great day. Hickmann Line removed. Further reduction in number of steroids being taken.  Had to be in the hospital for appointment at 0830 for bloods and temperature, blood pressure, weight. Last use of the line to take the bloods. Weight down to 70 k...