Having always been very active before her transplant, Sarah now uses meditation, Tai Chi and yoga to deal with fatigue and stay strong, calm and healthy. She’s written this guest blog to explain her story.
In 2013, Alex spoke to us about living with Graft versus Host Disease after a transplant and the effect it’s had on her body.
Two years have passed since the video was filmed, and we’ve recently caught up with Alex on how about how she’s learned to accept the changes and adapted her lifestyle to suit her needs.
We’ve spoken to lots of our patients about living with GvHD, and how it’s affected their lives. Everyone’s experience is unique – different people may have different symptoms, or have problems for varying periods of time.
However, we’ve seen a number of thoughts and pieces of advice crop up again and again; we’ve collated these into five key ways to manage your GvHD.
John Murray is Nurse Clinician in BMT at The Christie NHS Foundation Trust. He’s been working with patients post-transplant since qualifying as a nurse in 1991, and has a special interest in GvHD.
Here John explains how to take care of yourself in the long-term if you have, or you’ve had, GvHD.
In today’s blog, we tell the incredible story of the wonderful Klaus Brandt – who made history in 1990, against all odds, as the world’s oldest recipient of a stem cell transplant.