I started this blog as a means to an end….a way of surviving my diagnosis of Multiple Myeloma that has turned our life upside down, but now, 8 years down the line, has allowed us just to see it as a different way of living.
I was diagnosed with Smouldering Myeloma in 2009 and finally started treatment in 2010, with my first Stem Cell Transplant in 2011. As of May 2017, I am in a Very Good Partial Remission – in my mind that should just be Remission. I am doing well and now feel like I am at 99%….the life that I never thought I would get back, I am living to the full having tried new roles and new things. In addition, over this period, with family and friends, I have been able to raise over £115,000 for Myeloma UK.
I hope that my blog will allow others to see that while the journey you take with myeloma isn’t always easy, that there is always hope that things can be good.