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May 23, 2020
Hello Friends and Family; I'm not sure how to even start this blog. I guess I should start by saying thank you for being here. The love and support you all have shown over the last few weeks has been humbling and inspiring. For those of you who have not been filled in... here is my story...
Several months ago, a routine blood test turned up a very high protein count. Doctor felt I could head to Florida for the winter season and followup on my return. Upon our return in April, I had injured my back and a catscan confirmed 3 fractured vertebrae in my lower back. I saw an oncologist who wanted to run further tests. Bone marrow biopsy confirmed a diagnosis of multiple myeloma, a rare blood cancer that effects the plasma cells which then affect the bones. In the hopes of controlling the pain in my back, I had a procedure done last week to stabilize the fractures. The back is still uncomfortable, but I am hoping as it heals I will be able to ease the pain and feel some sense of relief.
Monday I began a chemotherapy regime that should last 3-6 months, depending on how I respond to treatment, with the hope of achieving remission. I am feeling tired (very low energy) but other than that the side effects (so far ) have been minimal.
Welcome to my journey...I am glad to have you along.I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. I will continue to update here as things change and I feel well enough. Please feel free to leave comments and encouragement. I continue to cherish your prayers and support.
PS If you would like to help, click on ways to help tab above to see what's needed this week.... THANKS!