A Life-Changing Moment

Hello, I am 53 and was surprised when I was told in the early part of 2014 that I had Multiple Myeloma. WOW, what a life-changing moment. I had a stem cell transplant in Jan. 2015. It has worked so far, having my 4-year testing done in Dec. but I see my cancer doctor monthly so I can get refills on my chemo pills that seem to be a part of my new life. But I just keep moving forward day by day. Praying they will find a cure soon.

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  • Ronni Gordon
    3 months ago

    Hey, Tom Brokaw has had it for years and he looks great!

  • Yolanda Brunson-Sarrabo moderator
    3 months ago

    Hi @blcabe,
    Yep, being told you have multiple myeloma is indeed a life changing moment. It can be a monkey wrench in your world; However, sometimes these moments are the jolt we are dealt to remind of us of things. I’ve had this same myeloma jolt 9-10 years now. I’ve experienced it all, but happy to still be here to continue learning and living. Living is what it’s all about, and putting things into perspective. Though you may not see it now, this experience will make you stronger than you ever knew you were. Best my friend!

  • Anthony Carrone moderator
    3 months ago

    Hi @blcabe, I’m so sorry that you have had to endure so much, but I am glad to hear you keep moving forward. I think that is a great mindset to have. A diagnosis of multiple myeloma is certainly a life-changing moment and I want you to know you are not alone. There are many here in this community living with MM and other blood cancers who understand what your new life is like. Please know we are always here for you! And thank you for sharing your story. I know it may help others feel less alone. Sending positive vibes your way, Anthony (Team Member)

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