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    Hospital Spoils

    I have been admitted into hospital over 100 times – easily.  The first year of my diagnosis saw me spending more time in hospital than I did at home.  I have had over 20 operations (I can’t remember the exact number & to be honest can’t even remember all the operations – I try to block these from my memory once they are over).  This means a LOT of time spent lying in a hospital bed.  It means sore muscles, hairy legs, uncomfortable beds, greasy hair, being run-down & generally just feeling rotten. It means long days of doing nothing, & not wanting to actually watch one more TV show…

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    Stem Cell Transplant (Part 1)

    This has been extremely difficult to write.  I have had to relive the most trying time of my life.  I have cried, laughed, & tried very hard to forget certain aspects of my stem cell transplant.  Going into it we knew there was a 55% chance that I wouldn’t make it – I would either be cured, or I would die.  Flip.  Seeing that in writing in front of me right now gives me goosebumps.  I don’t think you can ever explain that kind of fear to someone unless they experience it themselves.  We knew we had to do it, & I have always been so open about my journey…

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