It has been eight years ago today since I was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma.
October 29, 2008 will forever be etched in my memory as the day that changed the course of my life.
On the one hand, it was as if…
June is not a happy memory month for me. June 15 ,2005 was my official diagnosis day. I’d had the bone biopsy the week prior with the neurosurgeon. I was pretty devastated. Plus the way the doctors went about getting the diagnosis was really half-assed. Why not just do the related blood tests?? I think […]
There is an app I have on my mobile telephone, which I like to call The-Most-Depressing-App-In-My-Phone-That-I-Cannot-Bring-Myself-To-Delete-Because-I-Am-A-Tortured-Soul. Perhaps I like being reminded of my years of good health, or perhaps I really am a tortured soul. Not that I could ever forget the importance of today’s date, but said app would make it next to impossible […]
I hesitated about using the title above. I have just watched the BBC1 drama about Lisa and her emotional journey with breast cancer. It has inspired me to get back on my blog as my emotions are running high and … Continue reading →
As you’ll be aware if you’re a regular reader, there hasn’t been much ‘regular’ reading going on here for some time. But, today is the four year anniversary of my myeloma diagnosis, so it warrants acknowledgement at the very least. … Continue reading →
I woke up on Monday morning to send my friend a text message to acknowledge that the 18 August was her birthday and that I had remembered that fact, and in doing so, I realised that I had forgotten that the day before marked the two year anniversary of me being told that I had […]
I would lay a bet that this is probably one of the most common questions that is asked when people are diagnosed with myeloma – that along with the “Why me?” question. After the initial shock of a diagnosis, I … Continue reading →
I began writing this a couple of months ago but didn’t finish the draft I’d started. Today though I’ve been reminded again of the sadness of loss; it comes and goes with a regular dull rhythm. On this Spring Equinox, … Continue reading →
My first post talked about what myeloma was. So I thought I’d talk a little bit about diagnosis and symptoms at the moment. Late diagnosis is one of the main issues for myeloma patients, and it is this late diagnosis … Continue reading →
Reading the different articles I find on Multiple Myeloma, it occurs to me that people discuss treatment alternatives the same way they might discuss clothing purchases from Old Navy. Patients are listening to other patients and telling their physicians they want this or that, and there are the doctors who have their own ideas on […]