Gonna Do This in Parts One and Two

Hey All….I have so very much to tell you that I know I’ll run out of steam before I finish, so this entry will be in 2 parts. Part 1 and Part 2. Today is part One. My last “real” entry was written on Monday August 3rd, except for my little blurb yes…

SO SO MUCH….

I apologize for not writing in about a week or so, but SO VERY MUCH has transpired, that I need to wrap my head around it, before I can even attempt to fill you in. I’ll be formulating my thoughts shortly, so hopefully will fill you in tomorrow or Mond…

Intimations of Mortality

Philosophers, because they tell the truth, are often hated. A philosopher will, after hearing me whine about having an incurable, universally-fatal cancer, tell me that there is nothing substantially different about us: we all live under a sentence of …

End of Life Issues, Ulysses (Tennyson), Part I

This poem, one of the most misunderstood in the English language, addresses end-of-life issues common to everyone, not just restless ancient heroes nor those of us fighting multiple myeloma. Ulysses is clearly in the End Game. I am presenting it "as is" except for marking some lines to linger over, but later may discuss the poem in detail for what it tells us about reactions to common end-game

Am I Coming or Going?

The Wedding SiteA huge part of me is completely absorbed with the wedding and its usual and customary ordeals. We have the license. There are rings. There is a date (Friday, September 4th) and a place (the wedding gazebo/chuppah on the grounds of the …

Update

I saw my consultant last night. I’m due for a bone marrow biopsy, probably at the end of the month. This is to check on what is going on following the SCT and to supplement blood test results. I had some blood taken yesterday but I won’t know the resul…

Medical Update :(

I swear….I just can’t seem to get a handle on this physical MM stuff. It’s really starting to piss me off…….BIG TIME. Let’s wander back to short time ago (19 days ago to be exact) when I was admitted to the hospital for the neutrapenic fever. Y…

August Already……

I can’t believe it is August already. The summers in Florida are always brutal…… how did I do it when I was younger, just laying on the South Florida beaches, just baking? Or even just a short 7 years ago, when I spent EVERY Summer weekend, sittin…

Andre’s Obituary Notice

My brother-in-law works for the weekly paper where we had Andre’s obituary notice published. It was also mentioned in a roadracing magazine. We are planning a secular memorial service (celebration of his life seems to be the better term) in Dallas, T…

REMISSION!!!

With everyone’s fingers crossed and prayers we have reached REMISSION!Mark and I seen Dr. Zangari today and he went over all labs and the bone marrow biopsy. He is not showing any markers of the myeloma. Dr. Zangari was almost amazed at how well Mark h…