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 out....it 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.

I did it!! London to Paris 2022

I am soooo happy to say that after 18 months of training and 2 postponements, I finally completed London to Paris on a bike! And wow what an experience it was too! 125 riders including 12 patients, 43 family and … Continue reading

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London to Paris – on the Horizon

It’s now just 9 days till I leave to do my London to Paris ride for Myeloma UK, 21 months after I first signed up. I’m really very proud of myself and for once in my life, I’m not ashamed … Continue reading

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Lucky 13 for me!

Thirteen years ago today, Nick and I were told the news that I had (multiple) myeloma against all the odds. The blood cancer that was most common in over 70’s, men and Afro Caribbean’s. Our world turned upside down in … Continue reading

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