Hello everyone: This is my visual journey from Multiple Myeloma - Chemo - Transplant.
I was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma on my birthday, June 8th, 2016.
It all started with a visit to the Dr. for a cold and pain in my lower back that would not go away and voila, there it was, the C word. Little did I know that the pain I felt in my lower back would turn out to be cancer. During the next few weeks I underwent numerous tests to confirm what the Dr's already knew. I soon found out that I had Multiple Myeloma which is a blood cancer that affects your bone marrow. I immediately realized that I had a long journey in front of me and that journey would include having a Bone Marrow transplant. I started my Chemo Therapy soon after on June 27th.
As it turns out, I found out that I would best benefit to recover from my cancer by undergoing 2 transplants. The first would be an Autologous (my own stem cells) transplant and the second an Allogeneic (donor stem cells). That meant finding a donor who would be a match.
With God's grace, I was given the news that my sister Sonia was a perfect match!
Forward three months later, I am now ready to have my first (Autologous) bone marrow transplant. The second will be in a few months.
This is my journey. I choose to share it with those that are closest to my heart.
I am not a poet, but I leave you with this.....
When you are out going through life, please smell the flowers, spend that extra minute doing what you love, or enjoying that breath of fresh air, or holding your child's hand,
Keep us in your prayers.
Keep the smiles coming!
Smell the flowers
Take a second look!
Keep the faith!
I thank you for your Love & Encouragement. With God first, the strength and support from my loved ones, I will get better and overcome Cancer. I am positive, this is just part of my journey. Love you all, Oscar... Thank you for visiting.