Thursday, 7 July 2016

What's next

All through Col's Non Hodgkins Lymphoma thing there have been problems and hold-ups so we fully expected that the stem cell collection would take 2 or even three days as they said it usually takes more than one day to collect enough. BUT  Great Joy, they rang last night after we had been home  a few hours and said we didn't have to make the 120 mile round trip to Cambridge again as there were more than enough stem cells collected. Good.
Next thing on the list is a kidney function test on Tuesday and another heart check soon after, then we await  his call to go into Ipswich hospital (probably early August) for 6 consecutive days of very nasty chemo and the stem cell replacement. That's when he'll be in for up to 4 weeks to recover, most of it in an en-suite room on his own to avoid infections.

He is feeling very well at the moment and we are wondering about the chance of having a few days away as that could be our only opportunity this year.
Sounds like a Very good idea.

Back soon
Sue

29 comments:

  1. Oh yes, a break away revives the spirit. I wish you joy x

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  2. Oh yes, do go away for a few days if you are able. Good news about the stem cell collection. Always thinking of you both. X

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  3. Fantastic news. If anybody deserves a break from hospital it's Col so not having to go back for now must feel wonderful. If you both feel up to it I'd definitely book a few days away. I'm sure getting away from it all for a while will do you both the world of good. xx

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  4. If you can do it, do it! Sounds like things are going well, I'm very glad

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  5. Some better news, glad it is going better.
    Have a break if you can, it will do you both the world of good x

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  6. What encouraging news, do take a break if you can, it will be beneficial to you both :) When my son was in between chemo, he flew to Cyprus for a holiday and it helped him no end...enjoy

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  7. Yes. Take a break. you both deserve it, my God, you two are going through it this year aren't you. But at least you had some good news, and that is always brilliant. xx

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  8. Excellent!! So glad!!! Onwards and upwards, positive and stronger!! xx

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  9. Good news about the stem cells. A break sounds ideal if it's possible. Best wishes to you both.

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  10. That's brilliant news Sue and Col.
    A break would be fabulous. You both deserve it-x-

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  11. Do hope you can get away - just what you both need and deserve! xx

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  12. Go. Steal a moment to forget about it all as much as you can. And if you can't travel too far at least go see your baby grandson for enough cuddles to see you both through the next bit. Xx love to you both.

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  13. They say a change is as good as a rest so a change of scenery would do you both good. Enjoy!

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  14. Glad news is good for now. A short get away sounds like an order for relaxing and fun together with Col. You'll borh enjoy a different venue other than the ordinary!! Hugs and God bless you both.

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  15. The break will be as good as any hospital treatment enjoy the break, and good luck for the next step.

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  16. Great news, and hope you get away for your break.

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  17. Great news, isn't it wonderful what the good old NHS and modern technology and breakthroughs have made possible.

    A few days away sounds like a very good idea if you can 😊

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  18. Well, that is good news, well done, both of you. Fingers crossed for a really good finale!

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  19. Good news. Now a few nice, warm days would be a bonus for you.

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  20. Really good news about Col. have a little break if you can. Good Luck Sue xxx

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  21. Great news and a break would be agood choice when Col is feeling well. Enjoy! Catriona

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  22. Lovely news for Col and you, you both deserve a break away if you can manage it.

    I feel bad moaning about such a minor thing as phone/broadband problems when you have REAL problems to deal with. Which you do magnificently, with composure and humour.

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  23. Good news about Col. I hope the two of you can manage to get away. It would be a nice break!

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  24. Brilliant news about Col! Hope you manage to get a few days away, it'll do you both a world of good!

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  25. Yes, seize the moment, just do it.

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  26. Hope you have a nice get away and break from things. May the weather co-operate with your escape!

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  27. A very good idea if you can manage it. You certainly both deserve it. This kind of illness really puts life's little miseries into perspective. Lots and lots of love from France !

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  28. Hope you have a few days of vacation to give you a break from daily routines and the overly präsent hospitals...

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