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4/17/2017 Latest post:
Welcome to our CaringBridge website. We are using it to keep family and friends updated in one place. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement. Thank you for visiting. For those who may not know, I've been fighting bone cancer since 2005. It started with discovering a cancerous lesion in one of my vertebra. I had an operation to remove the lesion. Then I had radiation therapy. 5 years later, I was diagnosed with multiple myeloma. Basically, I had cancer in just about every bone in my body. After chemotherapy, I had a Stem Cell Transplant. I was good for another 5 years. When the Multiple Myeloma came back I started chemotherapy again. When we started to close to the next transplant, I had some pain in my right shoulder and left hip. I call my Doctor, he said to go to the ER. While having x-rays done, believe it or not, I broke my right upper arm. Chemotherapy was postponed while I was in the hospital for the arm to heal. Next, I started having pain in my neck. After CT and PET scans, finding a small lesion in my c-2 vertebra (right next to the skull) my doctor restarted chemotherapy and had radiation therapy on both my neck and upper arm. Its been a year now and I should be starting my second Stem Cell Transplant any day now. The sooner the better in my opinion.