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Ben Rajan
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Week +52 Stem cell birthday
One year ago today I completed a haemotopoetic stem cell transplant (HSCT) under the care of Dr Richard Burt and his wonderful team in Chicago's Northwestern Memorial Hospital with the hope of being cured of CIDP. Cure is a word that most doctors are reluct...
Week +52 Stem cell birthday
Week +52 Stem cell birthday
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I have a love-hate relationship with January!! On the one hand it represents a new start to the year, where all your dreams are possible, (and my eldest daughter was born in January).  But on the other hand, it is tax return season for me, and the weather i...
My SCT Journey for CIDP
My SCT Journey for CIDP
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Week +22
My hair has regrown curly. I have had straight hair my entire life, so this was initially a bit of a shock but it is now a novelty as I enjoy the look on friends' faces as they see me for the first time since HSCT. As I have never had curly hair before, kno...
Week +22
Week +22
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Week +15
I woke up this morning feeling very achy. My legs
hurt! My arms hurt! My shoulders hurt! However, this was not a bad thing
because it meant that I could feel the effects of what I had inflicted on
myself on Saturday night.  Let me explain. We had been invit...
Week +15
Week +15
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Day +70 [Week +10]
As the post-transplant days are moving on, the actual procedure feels as if it happened a long while ago. So bearing this in mind, I am going to change the time scale from Days to Weeks which means that I am now into week 10. I would love to say that there ...
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