“There are things we don’t want to happen but have to accept, things we don’t want to know but have to learn, and people we can’t live without but have to let go.” – Unknown First of all, we had another stellar report from our recent post maintenance therapy check up in Arkansas. David continues […]

Myeloma Holiday?

“Maybe Lori will take a break from her Myeloma Holiday and chime in.” – H.O. Indeed! I would have never thought there could be such a thing as a Myeloma Holiday. Do you ever get away from it? Well, for some of us, yes. For many, sadly, no. Thankfully Dave and I fall into the […]

Treatment Ends!

“What part soever you take upon you, play that as well as you can and make the best of it.”  ― Thomas More Dave and I are still basking in our recent check up in Arkansas, meeting with our doctor last Thursday. In a nut shell, Dave’s treatment has successfully ended. His scans, tests, labs, etc., […]

CureTalk Online Panel Discussion Broadcast

Myeloma Cure Panel broadcast We had a very informative Cure Panel discussion on myeloma on Blogtalkradio with Dr. Parameswaran Hari as myeloma expert on 25th September at 4:30 pm EST.  The show was co-hosted by Gary Petersen and had over 40 live callers. On the panel we had Pat Killingsworth, Matt Goldsman, Keith Virgin, and Lori […]

Monterey Excursion

“The journey not the arrival matters.” –  T.S. Eliot Dave and I went on a road trip to Monterey, CA. So for weeks we were trying to get away to just DRIVE in the new/used “CaliCar” we recently got. Top down, destination known or unknown, just hit the road jack! Weekend after weekend was obligated to […]


“Preaching for life changes requires far less information and more application. Less explanation and more inspiration.” — Andy Stanley MIA: Missing in Action AWOL: Absent With Out Leave APB: All Points Bulletin I didn’t intend in any way shape or form to be absent from you for so long! I have much to catch up on […]

Flexibility (and Point of View)

“Let no one think that flexibility and a predisposition to compromise is a sign of weakness or a sell-out.” – Paul Kagame The two things that helped me through this ordeal (and other challenges in my life) is flexibility and adjusting my point of view. Karen touched on this in her insightful comment on my last […]

Sunrise – Sunset

“Superman’s not brave. You can’t be brave if you’re indestructible. It’s every day people, like you and me, that are brave knowing we could easily be defeated but still continue forward.” – Unknown In my last post regarding Dave’s exercise update I mentioned that our trainer is encouraging Dave to revitalize and renew his love for […]

Exercise Update – Dave

“I have to exercise in the morning before my brain figures out what I’m doing.”  – Marsha Doble I thought you might like an update on Dave’s progress. As the week wore on heading to his first day, his confidence began to wane. My little humorous quips were met with distress and annoyance. I toned […]