It’s been a while

Hi… I’m still kicking. Still stage I, dormant, and I continue with bimonthly blood tests and yearly skeletal surveys and biopsies. April will mark 3 years of living with cancer, and I feel fine.

My life has taken a turn recently with my wife leaving…

Excellent Blog Resource – Myeloma Beacon

A good friend of mine shared this link. The Myeloma Beacon blog is a source for breaking, independent news about multiple myeloma, including latest treatments, advice for families, a discussion forum and more. A must for anyone interested in the d…

Biopsy Day

I just came home from another bone marrow biopsy, my second so far. Luckily (if that can be said in such a situation), mine was taken through the sternum and not the pelvis. It was more uncomfortable than painful, but the affected site is pretty sore. …

Vegas, baby!

Haven’t posted in a while – things have been hectic with work, but my health as been stable. Just about to leave for a great vacation to Quebec City, Toronto and Las Vegas. Vegas has been on my bucket list for a while now. I am very interested in exper…

Human Error… Whew!

Had my (rushed) oncology appointment this morning. Seems the call I received from the Quebec hospital about the SCT (stem cell treatment) was due to a clerical error. Several myeloma patients were called and unnecessarily worried, but this is a mino…

A First Anniversary

April 16th marks my 1-year anniversary of being diagnosed with stage I multiple myeloma (15% plasma cells). On the drive to my oncologist, I told my wife I was making a choice to remain positive should I receive bad news. During the past year…