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Sander van der Pol

My name is Sander van der Pol, born april 29th 1951. In august 2006 Kahler's disease has been established. In my blog I write about my life with Multiple Myeloma. I would be happy if you leave a comment or an email. To your health! sandersblog@gmail.com
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October 24th by Sander van der Pol Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Dear readers of Sander’s blog, My beautiful, strong Sander is no more. Things moved quickly the last two weeks. He tried everything within his power to delay the inevi ... Read on »
Sander has passed by Sander van der Pol Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer   Surrounded by his immediate family and very peacefully, Sander passed on earlier this evening. We will miss him terribly. - Thomas Read on »
An update by Sander van der Pol Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Sander’s update An update from my hospital bed in my study. I am dictating the text, Els is typing it out. This last week, a lot of things happened. Wednesday I was ... Read on »
Grinding to a halt by Sander van der Pol Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Slowly my life is grinding to a hold. Every day I need more care and moving is getting more and more difficult. Els is having a day job taking care of me. My leg is gett ... Read on »
Living on borrowed time by Sander van der Pol Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer End of April I wrote about my thick leg. My leg had become dangerously thick because the lymph fluids were blocked by a blast. A radiation did the trick and until this pas ... Read on »
9-12-1975 by Sander van der Pol Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer 38. You can count them. Read on »
Doris by Sander van der Pol Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Today we had to let Doris go. Over 17 years of age she began to retain fluid. The vet diagnosed a serious heart-condition. Of course we knew we had this coming. This after ... Read on »
1973 by Sander van der Pol Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer In 1973 I left my parents house to live on my own. I was in the last year to become a teacher. This was a very important year for me in which a lot of important things hap ... Read on »
Summer by Sander van der Pol Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer I cannot remember a summer this beautiful in Holland. In one of my recent blogs I mentioned we were hoping for a pleasant summer, and while it is not yet over we have have ... Read on »
New course by Sander van der Pol Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Yesterday I was back at the hospital. Monday, after a bad night with a fever, I had already been in the ward. This visit, however, was in relation to an earlier appointmen ... Read on »
A very difficult week by Sander van der Pol Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Yesterday I said my last goodbye to Bas Sibbing . It was a beautiful, but very sad occasion. I was happy to have Els and Niels to support me, sometimes literary. We had a ... Read on »
Finally a new blog by Sander van der Pol Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer It was high time for a new blogpost. So many things have happened, I had hardly any energy and time to write. It was a beautiful, melancholic day, Monday last week. ... Read on »
Stable? by Sander van der Pol Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer I find myself in the end of the second cure series. Just a couple of days taking Revlimid (15 mg) and I can take a break for two weeks. Without any evidence I have the fee ... Read on »
Chemo by Sander van der Pol Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Two weeks of chemo are done. The Revlimid 25 mg gives me hard times and in week 20 from may 14th I had two shots of Velcade. In week 21 we decided to pause the Velcade gif ... Read on »
Full House by Sander van der Pol Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer We have a full house. Our friends from Denmark, Poul & Kisten and my son Thomas. I’m happy we have room enough in our house, and a nice sleeping place for everyone. On Tue ... Read on »
Turbulent times by Sander van der Pol Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer These are turbulent times. A new king, liberation day, Ajax soccer-champion. It’s almost too much. But today was a very special day. My son Thomas, who lives in Austra ... Read on »
Times are hard by Sander van der Pol Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Next week I will be 62. This is usually a day to look forward to. This year I will let it pass, my birthday. This doesn’t mean I will not enjoy certain elements, but my tr ... Read on »
Goodbye to Utrecht by Sander van der Pol Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer On Friday we had our last visit to Utrecht.The dendrites hadn’t done what we hoped for. The bi-opts didn’t show any sign of dendrite-activity. Disappointing, but not a a t ... Read on »
No news is not always good news by Sander van der Pol Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer I haven’t written for some time. The main reason is that it’s not fun to write things that aren’t fun to read. To make the story complete, I will just fill in the missing ... Read on »