Author Archives: Deb Gascoyne

About Deb Gascoyne

I am wife of one, mother of two (& a dog!) and a person in my own right😊. I have used my diagnosis of myeloma to allow me to focus on what I CAN achieve and not what I can't. My blog is a way of me spilling is for me more than you I'm afraid. But if it helps you along the way, that is an absolute bonus for me :-) Diagnosed in 2009 with smouldering myeloma, I started treatment in 2010 and had a SCT in 2011. I’ve was on maintenance until November 2018 but my figures went up so officially relapsed. I have been on dara since 2019 and had my second transplant in September 2020. Still on dara and keeping fingers crossed.

2023 – Anticipation of a year to come

Firstly, I just wanted to say that things are a little better. Thank you to so many people who (even though it wasn’t asked for!), sent me a message to say that they were thinking of me. After my last … Continue reading

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It’s not feeling a lot like Christmas

I’m sick of being sick. I’m sick of myeloma. I’m fed up with the pressure it puts on my life on an ongoing basis. I’m great 95% of the time, but this other 5% is absolutely horrible…and this is when … Continue reading

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Christmas 2022

So it’s time for Nick to shine once more 🙂 Over to him…… The Gascoyne Christmas Newsletter 2022 Yet another year has passed at an incredible rate of knots and despite repeated attempts to try and dodge the task of … Continue reading

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