Monday, September 6, 2010

Back in Blogsville and an earthquake.

Back in Blogsville.
Not many postings from me recently mainly due to the impact of being diagnosed a diabetic. Diabetes has taken the wind out of my sails.
I am comfortable with myeloma, had it for over 9 years, been through several treatment/remission/relapse phases, keep up to date with myeloma news and now it seems Revlimid and dexamethasone have lowered my IgG levels down into the normal range.
Diabetes is an unwelcome invader into my body, just like myeloma was. Eight weeks on I am coping much better, accepted it and moving on to find my new normal.
Let the postings resume.

Three days ago there was a major earthquake in New Zealand (7.1) causing considerable damage to a major south island city, Christchurch. I live about 1050 km (655 miles) away in the north island. All is well here.
Buildings in NZ these days are built to strict earthquake codes and seem to have survived major damage. Older buildings and homes seem to have suffered considerable damage, many are being demolished.
There was no loss of life mainly due to the quake occurring at 4.30am.


Sandy said...

We are glad to hear there was no loss of life and glad that you are finding your way back to a 'new' normal. Just wanted you to know we were thinking about you when we heard about the 'quake.

Susie Hemingway said...

Hi Sid, so glad to read you are coping much better with the diabetes and that your IgG levels are down. It was a big shock for my eldest Son at 40 when he was diagnosed with diabetes but with a change of diet and new awareness he is managing well as I am glad to read you are. Also first good news for H in a long while - Rev and dex have brought down the PP by 5! after the first course. How nice it is to have some good news for a change. All best wishes to you both.
Glad to read there was no loss of life in the earthquake- I experienced my first earthquake a couple of years ago here in Lincolnshire - I think it was 6.4 but not v far away - quite a thing at the time. Stay safe.