Steve had his transplant in 2013 to treat acute lymphoblastic leukaemia. He spoke to Billie in Patient Services about his experiences and preparing for transplant over the Christmas period. Preparing for transplant Tell me about when you were diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia I was first diagnosed in summer 2012. I’d been feeling unwell at…
Working Towards Wellbeing helps people with chronic health conditions to be able to manage their symptoms and get more out of life, to help a return to work.
Billie in the Patient Team spoke to Dr Julie Denning, a Chartered Health Psychologist and Chartered Member of the British Psychological Society, about her work with them.
Claire Parsons is the Senior Physiotherapist Oncology at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. Claire has worked in oncology for twelve years and works with people in early recovery after transplant.
Here she talks about the importance of being active before, during and after a stem cell or bone marrow transplant.
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.
Mandy Ellis is a BMT Nurse Coordinator at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust. Mandy has more than 20 years’ experience in Haematology & BMT, guiding patients through all stages of their transplant journey.
Here she explains the importance of planning ahead, listening to your body and being kind to yourself to help you manage your fatigue after a stem cell or bone marrow transplant.
George Norton, 32, had a stem cell transplant to treat acute lymphoblastic leukaemia in March 2014.
Here, he tells us about his first six months post transplant.