On September 14th 2006 I was transported by ambulance to the hospital in Alkmaar. Just before that, I descended the stairs on hands and feet supported by the ambulance personnel. I couldn’t sit or stand up. My back did not allow. On September 15th I heard the reason why. The myeloma had destroyed about 5 vertebrae. Some had collapsed leading to a diminished length of 7 cm. I spent my time upstairs for about 5 weeks. My doctor thought it was enough and sent me to neurology. I was told to stay there. 5 tears ago.