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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  • Ann Harper moderator
    1 month ago

    Finding out you have cancer is like a shot in the gut. It changes who we are in so many ways. The thing is, all of us have to move forward one day at a time and live each day to the fullest. I try to find a bit of happiness in each day and I try to laugh (They say it’s the best medicine!). One day there will be a cure for cancer, but until then it will be continuing to live one day at a time. Good luck to you.

  • Ronni Gordon
    5 months ago

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

  • Ann Harper moderator
    7 days ago

    Tom Brokaw has multiple myeloma? I never heard that before.

  • Yolanda Brunson-Sarrabo moderator
    5 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!

  • Ann Harper moderator
    1 month ago

    I love you comment. I agree that in spite of the cancer diagnosis, we need to continue to learn, love, laugh, and live life. You have a positive attitude and this probably helps you with your disease so much. Good for you!!

  • Yolanda Brunson-Sarrabo moderator
    1 month ago

    Thank you, you have no idea how this thinking has worked for me…and to believe it too!

  • Anthony Carrone moderator
    5 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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