Two Books I Highly Recommend for MM Patients (or their caregivers)

Yesterday I received (and proceeded to read the whole thing), Living with Multiple Myeloma: Practical advice from a fellow cancer survivor for myeloma patients, their families, and friends. It is a very well written book by a fellow myeloma survivor and medical correspondent, Pat Killingsworth. Continue reading

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Steps on How to Save a Life

1. Register with the National Bone Marrow Registry (requires some paperwork and a cheek swab.)

2. Wait.

3. Wait.

4. Step up when your name is called. Donation is free, all expenses are reimbursed, and it is about as painless as a it can be (a few needles, then you’re done).

5. You are now a life saving hero.

Seriously, it’s that easy.

Click here to go to their page for more info on how to join. Help save a life.

New Year’s Blessings

And, Happy “Birthday” to me! Today marks two months since my transplant day. It’s hard to believe it’s been two months since I felt so miserable – it both seems like so much longer ago and also like it was just last week. Continue reading

So, It’s Been A While

Yeah, sorry for that. Been up to a lot since I last wrote. I was released from the transplant clinic on the 12th, which was the 12 day after my transplant. Yeah, I kind of rocked that. Continue reading

So Much to Be Grateful For!

Day 8, and I continue to improve. My energy is coming back well, and while I have occasional bouts of nausea and what I like to call “the trots”, they are not too bad or frequent. Continue reading

Day 6

I am doing better, although my fatigue has been worse today than it has been since this all started. My wbc’s are at their lowest right now, at less than 0.1%. That’s basically zero, in immune system speak. Continue reading

Day 0

Today was the day I got my stem cells back. It was rough, let me tell ya. I guess the stem cells are really pretty thick, and the preservative they keep them in can cause some pretty strange side effects. Continue reading