Ten Years On

Bill, out and about on his Supascoota.

Ten years have been and gone since September
Twenty twelve when an autologous stem
Cell transplant gave me time to remember,
A time to enjoy each day, once again.

Heavy chemo killed the old bone marrow cells.
The new stem cells began to survive.
I was weak, barely alive as well,
Certainly, so determined to revive!

Waldenstroms Macroglobulinaemia
And Amyloidosis have damaged me.
For ten years I’ve overcome the barriers,
By accepting my new normal, you see.

Appreciate the support of those who care.
“The only way out is through,” my friends
Enjoy the now, today, just being there.
Be positive, postpone the journey’s end.

Bill Edmunds
September 2022