Lynn was diagnosed with non secretary Myeloma (a rare form of Myeloma) in April 2015 & sadly passed away on February 19th 2017.
Lynn received the standard 6 months treatment for Myeloma, however the cancer wasn't reduced sufficiently enough for a stem cell transplant. She then underwent a new 6 month course of a different combination of drugs. After this period her cancer was reduced from the initial 80% to less than 4% allowing Lynn to undergo a stem cell transplant. This transplant was carried out at a specialist unit at MRI Haematology ward. Although the harvest is fairly straight forward the transplant is horrific. It leaves you feeling like you are at deaths door after receiving very intense chemotherapy. After 5 days Lynn started to recover, although for the next 3/4 months you have no immune system & so you have to be extremely careful of infections.
She recovered well & by June 2016 was in remission. In August we were up a mountain in the lake district. However by October 2016 Lynn had started to feel poorly again. She had a small sized lump in her jaw & had become jaundiced. We went straight to her consultant & test were carried out immediately. 2 days later we received the devastating news that the Myeloma was back with a vengeance. Lynn then had intense chemo back at MRI. This failed and she was told it was terminal in December 2016.
From this point it grew around her pancreas, her ribs & a very large growth on her hip rendering Lynn immobile. Although she never complained and was so brave i know these last couple of months she was in a great deal of pain.
Please help us raise some much needed funds so in the future no individual has to go though this suffering. There is no cure for Myeloma at present, lets help the researchers/scientists find the cure. Lynn's wish was to raise £5000 for an Accuvein machine for Hematology at MRI, which we have already done (thank you). Her second wish was to raise £5000 for Myeloma UK to help patients like herself stop suffering.
Garry & George x