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MYELOMA ISN’T SIMPLE – IT’S HARD!

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MYELOMA ISN’T SIMPLE – IT’S HARD!

A fellow myeloma patient and blogger, Nick, e-mailed me last night about my book, Living with Multiple Myeloma. His curiosity sprang from a dialog we had discussing the pro’s and con’s of treating myeloma aggressively and preemptively(his choice),vs a more conservative, react as needed approach (my choice). The neat thing is, we are both doing well while using two completely different treatment approaches. Nick was curious why I chose to delay my stem cell transplant and use novel drug therapy instead. I explained to him that was the key point or thread of my book: How and why I made the therapy choices I did. Not to convince other patients to follow my treatment path, but rather to help them understand my decision making process. Having myeloma isn’t simple – It’s hard! Not only do you have cancer, but you also have a dizzying array of treatment options and choices available to you. Living with Multiple Myeloma describes my not uncommon dilemma in a way that hopefully will help other patients come to their own conclusions.
So study hard my fellow myeloma brothers and sisters! The years of life you gain may be your own!
Feel good and keep smiling! Pat