My Myeloma Story

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.

Happy Congratubirthday

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”

New life at 5

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”

Together Apart.

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.”

A deeper fear

In 2015 I thought my cancer diagnosis would be the scariest thing that would happen the rest of my life, and then came 2020. I’ve been working from home since March 10, 2020. I haven’t been able to add to this blog since shortly after being ordered to stay home by my doctor, my governor … Continue reading “A deeper fear”


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