I had my SCT in 2009. I am feeling better than ever and work 12 hour shifts – all very physical work. I also play in a wedding band and have a normal life in every way.
I hope you make the right decision and that all goes well for you and your mum. X
Tom. I was told by one consultant that once you have had just one infusion of Zometa, you never need it again. Then another consultant told me it was best to keep on it as it was thought that it may fend off relapse. There has never been any suggestion of ever being able to stop taking it. (I get it every 2 months). This is East Surrey Hospital,…[Read more]
I have been on Zometa since my stem-cell transplant in 2009. I have been very well since the transplant (other than catching coughs/ colds every five minutes which never used to happen). I have also had loads of dental work recently with no problems caused by Zometa (ie Necrosis).
I have had intravenous Zometa every two months since Sept 2009…[Read more]
I hope you feel better today. I am taking a bit of a risk, but I thought I'd share a story about my Dad. He was an extreme practitioner of 'gallows humour" as you will see, but there is maybe a bit of inspiration in there as well.
I sat with him in front of a grim-faced Consultant, a nurse and a McMillan nurse to receive the…[Read more]
Well it is now three years since my autologous stem cell transplant and I can only say that I have had normal health since then. (But I think I do get more coughs and colds).
Anyway, I wondered if anyone could answer this:
When I had my stem-cell harvest, two packs of my cells were frozen. One was used for my transplant and the other was to…[Read more]
Hi David. Hi all.
I have had zero paraproteins, or at least "immeasurable" amounts since my stem cell treatment in September 2009. The Consultant I saw most recently told me that the levels may have now increased, and I am waiting for the definitive result.
My question was going to be – At what level do they start treatment again? – but I…[Read more]
It's only early days, but could Ecstacy be used to treat blood cancers?
I saw this on the BBC website and thought it might be of interest. Take it for what it is.
My SCT was September 2009.
I still take the anti-histamines and it sorts it out.
I get Cetirizine on prescription, but you can buy it over the counter in Boots, etc. It's what sufferers take for hay fever and other allergies. I am not medically qualified to recommend it for John of course, but I hope you can ask his doctor about it.
Since my auto graft, I have had skin problems – not as bad as those you describe – but an annoying itch usually starting around the feet and moving around the body in stages. I take an anti-histamine for it which is prescribed.
When I first got home from the hospital, I was very itchy and after showering, my skin would go blotchy…[Read more]
Felt very rough from about two days after stem cell transplant. Sickness. Not wanting to eat. Tired.
Went home feeling weak, tired and sick.
Felt better about four months after stem cell transplant.
Been feeling better than ever since then (18 months).
Back on the original subject, I spoke to the consultant about this at my two-monthly checkup.
He said I have slightly lowered calcium levels and this might be something to do with it. But he said it is more likely to be repetitive Stress injury due to the guitar playing.
He even suggested I might give it a rest for a while. :-S