I’m stuck in a hospital and can’t get out!

Posted on Oct 9, 2013 | 11 comments

It’s the Transplant News and I’m reporting to you LIVE from Bed 6 in the Hematology ward at Kings College Hospital. After a shaky start – and it was not fun – of powerful chemotherapy drugs, I’m finally ready to type again.

It has been weeks since my last post. But I was very ill. (I won’t describe that part since I still want people to read the blog without vomiting themselves.) But I have had my bone marrow transplant. I’m six days post now and so far I’ve had no repercussions. I feel very weak and I’m in some discomfort, but otherwise boredom is my main enemy.

The worst thing about my stay is that I can not see my two little monkeys. May and Ieuan are denied access due to the fact that little people carry lots of bacteria around with them and I have no immunities. My mom supplies my fix every day when she visits with videos and photos of them.

The good thing is that May and Ieuan have no idea what is going on, so they aren’t distraught. May is very happy and that is reassuring to me, locked up here in Bed 6.

I’ll update again when I can. Wish me luck in my recovery!



  1. Just now wondered how you were doing and lo and behold a post. Glad you’re feeling better. I imagine the last few weeks have not been easy. Hopefully you’ll be back with the little ones in your arms soon. {hugs} from across the pond!

  2. Holding you in the light Stacie. Glad so far so good. How long do they think you will be in the hospital? Hope you heal fast and can be home for those little ones.

  3. It is so good to see a post from you! Sending you positive thoughts and wishes for a quick return home to your loves!

  4. Hope you’re recovering well Stacie, from everyone at Leckey!

  5. Good to hear from you, Stacie!! You are now on on the road to recovery, and soon you will have your old life back!! We’re thrilled to hear that boredom is the worst of it right now!! Keep up the good work, and thanks again for your blog!! Lots of love, Aunt Arlene

  6. Great to hear you’ve weathered a tough spat. We are all pulling for you from Chicago and keep you in our thoughts. We hope bed 6 is your last stop before a total recovery! Best wishes, David

  7. It is 1 day until Carrie arrives, and 2 days until your birthday! Some nice things to look forward to for you. You sounded terrific yesterday and I was so happy to hear you sounding good!! Glad you have been doing the skyping so you can see May & Ieuan. Talk to you soon! I know Carrie is really looking forward to seeing you. Dad & I really miss you!!! Love, Ellen

  8. wishing you all the luck in the world stacie, it’s great to hear you’re on the mend – and hopefully well on the way to getting back home. xx

  9. Good to hear from you again and to hear you have had your transplant.It can only be good from now on.Thinking about you.Keep us posted.

  10. Godspeed. You are such an amazing woman, and that was before all this cancer bs. Stay strong, you are one tough mama!

  11. Hi there
    Total bummer being bored AND in pain. In NZ ( where I live) we have a Maori phrase – Kia Kaha, it means ‘be strong, be powerful’ and is a message of solidarity. I think it’s a B**ch what you’re going through but I wanted you to know that even in NZ people think your pretty awesome ( and entertaining). Keep going Mama! kia kaha !
    P.s it is pronounced ‘key a Car ha’

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