Friday, 7 March 2014

Anniv 3

I know a place where I can go when I'm low down. To your house, down to your house, I will go when I'm low.
Total life forever - Foals

Anniversary season - part 3: Salvage

A year ago today, I had my stem cell transplant. So underwhelming at the time. But it saved my life. The nurse had a moment's trouble getting the tubes all connected and some of my cells ended off on the floor. Like watching my own life pour away. But there were more than enough left for me. Science and the human body. Amazing things.

I know a face who I can show my true colours. To your arms, into your arms, I will go, when I'm low. 'Cause total life forever, will never be enough
Total life forever - Foals

6 comments:

  1. Happy Stem Cell Birthday Alex! I hope you're having a large glass (or few) to celebrate.

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    1. Thanks H. I've been thinking about you quite a bit - on the other side of the looking glass. It's OK through here, really. Come join us!

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  2. Congratulations, Alex. Please send my regards to Nigel. Nice to be able to look back from the other side, isn't it?

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    1. Yes it is!!! I'll say Hi to my folks from you. We're seeing A&P in 2 weeks too, which will be really lovely.

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  3. dear Alex,

    I've missed you, so got caught up on your posts today. so happy you are doing so well and enjoying the thrill of all you are able to do now. it's lovely to hear the lilt in your voice!

    just finished treatment for the second cancer. hurrah! now hoping the post-treatment scans/tests will show it was successful. widowhood totally sucks, but I am trying to move forward with baby steps and lots of support. reading your posts made me smile and do a happy dance in my head - for you and for your dear family.

    love,

    Karen xo

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    1. I'm happy dancing you right back. Here's a happy-you-have-got-through-the-treatment-and-hopefully-got-good-test-results-coming dance, specially for you.

      It sucks, but it's what we're given. So we owe it to ourselves to do the best to get the most out of it. I think. I can believe that that must seem so much less obvious, without Hugh. But it's still true, maybe even more so.

      So all my positivity, and strength is focused in your direction, as I write this.

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