Sandra Svoboda

First post: Jun 22, 2018 Latest post: Jan 18, 2020

Well fuck cancer.  There's no better way to put it.  I will start at the beginning.

In early 2015 I was skiing into Peter Estin Hut, which is a grunt.  I was having more problems than I thought I should.  I scheduled a physical as I hadn't had one in a few years.  Fortunately my doctor noticed some elevated protein levels.  I was directed to an oncologist and after several procedures (including a bone marrow biopsy -- don't look it up) I was diagnosed with Smoldering Multiple Myeloma.   I didn't tell a whole lot of folks.  One it sucked to talk about it, and two, I was not being treated, so not really a big deal.  Every 3 months I had to go in for a blood test and once a year a PET or Bone Density Scan.  Sadly the last checkup, today, I passed the line into Multiple Myeloma.  So I start treatment within the month.  I have another biopsy next week which will see if I'm eligible for a clinical trial.   Figured I'd start documenting...