Welcome to the story of my life as a multiple myeloma patient. I started writing about my journey through this disease in October 2016, but my story begins with my diagnosis in March 2015, my stem cell transplant and up to today. I write about the disease and my treatments, but also more generally about life as a cancer patient.
If we’re gonna make it Cross this river alive You need to think like a boat And go with the tide And I know where you’ve been Has really left you in doubt Of ever finding a harbour Of figuring this out And you’re gonna need, all the help you can get So lift up … Continue reading “Walk with me”
I woke up this morning to my 60th birthday and the news that my fourth grandchild was born at 12:30 a.m. Yep, this is going to be a good day. I don’t want to be dark, because I’m not in a dark mood, but I need to get this out of the way. Six years … Continue reading “Happy Congratubirthday”
For a child, five years can be a lifetime. They grow so big, they learn so much, and they experience so many new things. For adults that same amount of time flashes past in a blink, often without much change. When you undergo a stem cell transplant they sometimes call it your “re-birthday.” My re-birthday … Continue reading “New life at 5”
For over 30 years our house has been the home of Thanksgiving. When we were college students our apartment was the place students who couldn’t make it home for the holidays would convene. When we moved back to Washington, family, friends, friends-of-family, new significant others, new babies, and new pets migrated yearly to our home … Continue reading “Together Apart.”
It’s that time of year again. It’s my fourth SCT birthday and the state of my body is good. I’m happily surprised I can say that. Although 2020 is taking a toll on my mind, I try to remember how lucky I am to be with my family, still working, and basically healthy. Four years … Continue reading “Another year, oh what a year.”
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